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Preteen and teen immunization

As kids get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off, and they develop risks for other diseases. The CDC recommends that children receive one meningococcal, one Tdap and two HPV vaccines six or more months apart or three HPV vaccines if the first two doses were less than five months apart, by their 13th birthday.

Keep your kids on an annual check-up schedule to ensure they’re up-to-date on immunizations.

Annual wellness visits

After three years of age, children and teens should continue to have regular annual checkups. Preventive care is an important part of keeping them safe into adulthood, so make sure these visits remain a priority.

Preteen and teen immunization schedules

Recommended Immunizations for Preteens and Teens (7-18 years)
Download this easy-to-read Preteen and Teen Immunization Schedule (PDF) from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Catch up scheduler
This tool can be used to determine the vaccines your child needs and is especially useful for quickly seeing missed or skipped vaccines according to the Recommended Immunization Schedule. (Source: CDC)

Personalized Childhood Immunization Schedule
Enter your child’s birthday and create a customized immunization schedule. (Source: CDC)

Where to get your immunizations

You can go to your PCP or pharmacy or both to be vaccinated. See our list of retail pharmacies that provide vaccinations. If you receive pharmacy benefits through a carrier other than Dean Health Plan, be sure to confirm insurance coverage of vaccines provided at your pharmacy.

Guidelines to keep in mind:

  • No prescription is necessary if receiving vaccines at one of the listed retail pharmacies
  • Members can get vaccines from their PCP, pharmacy or a combination of both
  • Call your pharmacy to ask if a vaccine is in stock or available
  • Visit to learn more about vaccines and schedules

Immunization resources


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