0 to 18 Years Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Annual Vaccinations

Flu (Influenza)

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  • All persons aged 6 months or older who do not have a contraindication should receive annual influenza vaccination with an age-appropriate formulation of inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) or recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV).

Special Vaccinations

Td/Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)

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  • Administer 1 dose of Tdap vaccine to all adolescents aged 11 through 12 years.
  • Td protects against tetanus and diphtheria, but not pertussis. A Td booster should be given every 10 years.
  • May be given after a severe cut or burn to prevent tetanus infection. (Tdap)
  • Pregnant women should receive one dose of Tdap during each pregnancy, preferably during the early part of gestational weeks 27–36, regardless of prior history of receiving Tdap.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

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  • Ensure that all school–aged children and adolescents have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine; the minimum interval between the 2 doses is 4 weeks.
  • Adults born in 1957 or later without acceptable evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, or rubella (defined below) should receive 1 dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) unless they have a medical contraindication to the vaccine, e.g., pregnancy or severe immunodeficiency.
  • Adults who work in healthcare facilities should receive 2 doses of MMR at least 28 days apart.
  • Non-pregnant women of childbearing age without evidence of rubella immunity should receive 1 dose of MMR.

Hepatitis A

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  • For any person aged 2 years and older who has not already received the HepA vaccine series, 2 doses of HepA vaccine separated by 6 to 18 months may be administered if immunity against hepatitis A virus infection is desired.
  • Adults who seek protection from hepatitis A virus infection may receive a 2-dose series of single antigen hepatitis A vaccine (HepA) at either 0 and 6–12 months (Havrix) or 0 and 6–18 months (Vaqta)
  • Adults may also receive a combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine (HepA-HepB) (Twinrix) as a 3-dose series at 0, 1, and 6 months.

Hepatitis B

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  • A 2–dose series (doses separated by at least 4 months) of adult formulation Recombivax HB is licensed for use in children aged 11 through 15 years.
  • Adults may also receive a combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine (HepA-HepB) (Twinrix) at 0, 1, and 6 months.
  • Adults who seek protection from hepatitis B virus infection may receive a 3-dose series of single-antigen hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) (Engerix-B, Recombivax HB) at 0, 1, and 6 months.

Meningitis (Meningococcal)

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  • Administer a single dose of Menactra or Menveo vaccine at age 11 through 12 years, with a booster dose at age 16 years.
  • First-year college students aged 21 years or younger who live in residence halls should receive 1 dose of MenACWY if they have not received MenACWY at age 16 years or older.
  • Adults who travel to or live in countries with hyperendemic or epidemic meningococcal disease should receive 1 dose of MenACWY and revaccinate every 5 years if the risk for infection remains.

*Most vaccinations are covered by insurance at no cost to you.