Health Ministry News
August is vaccine awareness month!
What vaccines will my 4-6 year old get?
At 4-6 years of age, your child should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (5th dose)
- Polio (IPV) (4th dose)
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) (2nd dose)
- Chickenpox (Varicella) (2nd dose)
- Influenza (Flu) (every year)
What vaccines will my 7-10 year old get?
- Influenza (Flu)
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year.
What vaccines will my child get?
At 11-12 years old, your preteen should receive routinely recommended vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:
- Meningococcal disease (one dose of MenACWY vaccine)
- HPV (two doses of vaccine)
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis) (one dose of Tdap vaccine)
- Influenza (Flu) (one dose of vaccine every year)
What vaccines will my 13- to 18-year-old get?