Think shots are just for little kids? Think again! Some of those shots, like the flu shot, are shots you should probably be getting for the rest of your life. There are vaccinations you’ll need to keep updated until you’re 18, and others that you’ll need as you move into your adult years.
Two doses of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine help protect both girls and boys from HPV infection and cancers, and is recommended at 11-12 years of age.
One dose of Tdap vaccine helps protect against tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is recommended at 11-12 years of age.
Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine helps protect against A, C, W, and Y bacterial strains of meningococcal disease and its effects, including infection of the blood, brain, or spinal cord; amputations; and/or death. Vaccination is recommended at 11-12 and 16 years of age.
Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine
Two doses of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine helps protect against B bacterial strain of meningococcal disease and its potential effects, including infection of the blood, brain, or spinal cord; amputations; and/or death. Vaccination is recommended at 16-18 years of age.
Learn about all of these and more at Immunization.
Page last updated: March 23, 2018