Please join ICLAC in recognizing Preteen Vaccine Week. The goal of this annual statewide awareness campaign is to raise community awareness about immunization recommendations for 11 and 12 year olds, remind parents and teens about California’s Tdap requirement for incoming 7th grade students, and to promote the preteen doctor visit through multiple venues, such as schools, providers, and the media.
Recommended Preteen Immunizations
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that 11-12 year olds receive the following vaccines:
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine
In California, all students entering 7th grade need to show proof of a Tdap (pertussis booster) shot before
- HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine
Boys and girls need 3 shots for full protection.
Preteens need one shot at 11-12 years of age and a booster at age 16. If the first dose is received after the 16th birthday, a booster is not needed.
Influenza (flu) vaccine
Preteens and teens need a flu vaccine every year.
Many children did not get their second chickenpox shot. Check with the doctor to see if a dose is due.
|WHERE TO GET PRETEEN VACCINATIONS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
If you have health insurance, your best source for vaccination is your regular clinic or provider office. Vaccinations are also available in community clinics for preteens who do not have health insurance coverage or a regular health provider.
Downloadable Educational Materials
|PRETEEN VACCINE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
School Immunization Requirements
Information about Specific Vaccines and Vaccine Safety
ACIP Recommendations and Schedules
|RESOURCES FOR PRETEENS AND PARENTS
School Immunization Requirements and Activities
|RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS
If you have questions about ICLAC or Preteen Vaccine Week, please contact Wendy Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-351-7800