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Immunization Schedule for 7-18 Years

COVID-19 Vaccination

ACIP recommends the use of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 12 and older within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization for the particular vaccine. COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines may be administered on the same day. See the COVID-19 Vaccine Product Information page for additional information about COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

DiseaseVaccineDisease Spread ByDisease SymptomsDisease Complications
ChickenpoxVaricella vaccine protects against chickenpox.Air, direct contactRash, tiredness, headache, feverInfected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
DiphtheriaTdap* and Td** vaccines protect against diphtheria.Air, direct contactSore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in the neckSwelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death
Hepatitis AHepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A.Direct contact, contaminated food or waterMaybe no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urineLiver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders
Hepatitis BHepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B.Contact with blood or body fluidsMaybe no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint painChronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer
Human PapillomavirusHPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus.Direct skin contactMaybe no symptoms, genital wartsCervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, oropharyngeal cancers
Influenza (Flu)Flu vaccine protects against influenza.Air, direct contactFever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatiguePneumonia (infection in the lungs)
MeaslesMMR*** vaccine protects against measles.Air, direct contactRash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eyeEncephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death
Meningococcal DiseaseMenACWY and MenB vaccines protect against meningococcal disease.Air, direct contactSudden onset of fever, headache, and stiff neck, dark purple rashLoss of limb, deafness, nervous system disorders, developmental disabilities, seizure disorder, stroke, death
MumpsMMR*** vaccine protects against mumps.Air, direct contactSwollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle painMeningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness
PertussisTdap* vaccine protects against pertussis.Air, direct contactSevere cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death
PolioPolio vaccine protects against polio.Air, direct contact, through the mouthMaybe no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headacheParalysis, death
Pneumococcal DiseasePneumococcal vaccine protects against pneumococcal disease.Air, direct contactMay be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death
RubellaMMR*** vaccine protects against rubella.Air, direct contactSometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodesVery serious in pregnant women, can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects
TetanusTdap* and Td** vaccines protect against tetanus.Exposure through cuts on the skinStiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, feverBroken bones, breathing difficulty, death

*Tdap combines protection against Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
**Td combines protection against Diphtheria and tetanus.
***MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

This schedule is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAPexternal icon), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFPexternal icon).