vax4teens - Vaccines for Adolescents - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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Vaccines for Teens

Preteens and teens are at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, like the Tdap, meningitis, HPV, and flu vaccines. This page contains information for adolescents and their parents about what vaccines preteens and teens need, where to find them, and other common questions.

On this page:
Vaccines teens need
Know which vaccines you have received
Where to get vaccinated
Paying for vaccines
More information

Vaccines teens need

  • Teens need shots, too! (PDF)
    Chart showing vaccines needed for kids starting at 11-years-old and going through the teen years, until they are up-to-date. Updated 1/17
  • Are Your Kids Ready?
    Most preteens and teens should receive the Tdap, meningococcal, HPV, and influenza vaccines. This simple chart shows when they should receive these vaccines and which vaccines are included in Minnesota's immunization requirements.

Know which vaccines you have received

  • MIIC Immunization Record Requests
    Information on how to request your or your child's immunization record from the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) and other tips for finding immunization records.

Where to get vaccinated

  • Your medical home – the place you regularly receive health care
  • A local public health agency
  • Check the HealthMap Vaccine Finder below

Paying for vaccines

  • Can my child get free or low cost shots?
    The Minnesota Vaccines for Children Program (MnVFC) offers free or low cost shots for some children under 19 years old. Use this form to see if your child is eligible.

More information

  • Preteen and Teen Vaccines, CDC
    As kids get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off and some vaccines work better when given during adolescence.
  • ReadyVax by Emory University
    This iOS app created by Emory University offers information on vaccines and the diseases they prevent, timely alerts and updates, answers to common vaccine questions, and links to vaccine authorities.
Updated Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:23AM