Adolescent (Pre-teen) Immunization Program


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Adolescents may believe that they are done with their immunizations after childhood. However, it is important for adolescents to stay up-to-date on their immunizations. Teenagers may be exposed to environments where they are at greater risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.  They may need to catch up on missed immunizations as a child, receive the annually recommended influenza immunization, or complete an unfinished immunization series. 

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Adolescent Immunization Schedules

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 or younger by age, medical conditions, and other indications – 2020.

General Information

 CDC information for pre-teens College Vaccine Requirements 

Additional Information

Global Migration and Travel Information

Traveling can be an adventure, but one can be exposed to various vaccine-preventable diseases. When traveling it is important to be aware of which immunizations are necessary to be protected from these diseases that one might be exposed.

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The Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program

The TVFC Program provides low-cost immunizations to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age.



Why Vaccines Are Important

CDC’s Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Vaccines and Immunizations

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

For more information, contact the DSHS Immunization Unit at (800) 252-9152 or