Vaccine at 13-18 years old


VACCINES AT 13 TO 18 Years

-Influenza (Flu) (every year)

-Meningococcal disease

  1. Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) given at 16 years old (2nd dose)
  2. Serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) may be given, preferably at 16 through 18 years (2 doses)
    If you’re interested in having your child vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine, talk to your child’s doctor.
    After your child gets a vaccination, some people, including preteens, might experience the following:
    -Redness and soreness: Placing a cool, damp cloth on the vaccinated area to help reduce redness and/or soreness where the shot was given.
    -Fainting after getting a shot: Fainting after any vaccine is more common among adolescents. Sitting or lying down when getting a shot and then for about 15 minutes after the shot, can help prevent fainting.
    -Serious side effects are rare.
    If your child missed a vaccine, now is a good time for your child to catch up. Make an appointment for your child to get caught up if they haven’t received vaccines to protect against any of the following diseases:
    -Tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis) (Tdap)
    -Meningococcal disease (MenACWY)
    -Hepatitis A (HepA)
    -Hepatitis B (HepB)
    -Polio (IPV)
    -Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
    -Chickenpox (Varicella)
    Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases