Preteen and Teen Vaccines

Know which vaccines pre-teens and teens need


You can help keep your pre-teens and teens healthy and active by making sure they get the vaccines needed to protect them against serious, sometimes deadly diseases.

Even if vaccinated as an infant, there are vaccines recommended specifically for adolescents.

Routine Immunizations for Adolescents


Recommended Vaccine Prevents
Meningococcal Meningococcal disease, a cause of meningitis and blood infection
HPV HPV-related diseases, including cervical and anal cancer
Tdap Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis or whooping cough
Influenza The flu, which can be serious or deadly for even healthy adolescents


Ideally, children should receive these vaccines at 11-12 years old. If your child missed a vaccination at this age, it’s not too late. Schedule a vaccination appointment today. It could save their lives.

The materials provided here offer important information about the vaccines health officials recommend for pre-teens and teens.


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Latest Vaccination Information

Ask a healthcare provider about meningitis B!
Health officials now recommend that young adults age 16-23 consult their healthcare provider about getting vaccinated against serogroup B meningococcal disease. For details, pleaseĀ click here.


This web page and the materials for this program are supported by unrestricted educational grants to the National Meningitis Association from GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Inc. and Novartis Vaccines.