Find out which shots teens need
Vaccination on the Go – What You Should Know
Provides all parents with reliable information about the science, safety, and importance of vaccines and the diseases they prevent. From The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the app is available for Android and Apple devices.
Teens need yearly flu vaccines in addition to the three vaccines they need at age 11-12 to protect against serious disease.
Find out which vaccines are recommended from pregnancy to your child becoming a young adult. How to protect against serious, sometimes deadly diseases by age: pregnancy, birth, 1–2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 7–11 months, 12–23 months, 2–3 years, 4–6 years, 7–10 years, 11–12 years, and 13–18 years.
Up-to-date information about vaccination services in your area is brought to you by the Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Boston Children’s Hospital. Note: As of December 2023, the site is offering location information only for COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.
Teens have their own set of health needs, including immunizations. This 36-page handbook (PDF) from the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia discusses these special health needs so parents can provide their teens with the advice and education they need to manage their vaccine needs into adulthood. Also from CHOP, for preparing for vaccines in college, see Age Groups and Vaccines: Teens/College, and subscribe to the Parents PACK email newsletter.
Your child or teen needs the HPV vaccine now—to protect against viruses that cause HPV-related cancers later. Find out why plus more answers about the science and safety of the HPV vaccine.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics’s member pediatricians, HealthyChildren covers the physical, mental, and social well-being of all infants, children, teens, and young adults. The information you’ll find is supported by scientific research, including immunization-specific resources. A Spanish version is also available.
Find 10 reasons for your and your children’s vaccinations. Also, see one of our vaccine basics articles for the Top 10 Reasons to Protect Children Through Vaccination.