Immunization in adolescents

Immunization in adolescents

Every visit at the adolescence provide an opportunity for the teenagers to update or complete their immunization schedule.

Vaccines that are recommended in adolescents include:

  • Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)

The intramuscularly administrated inactivated Tdap vaccine is recommended at 11 through 12 years of age.


  • Meningococcal vaccines (MCV4)

The intramuscularly administrated inactivated quadrivelent vaccines are scheduled at ages 11 through 12 years and 16 years.

It is not routinely scheduled or recommended for non – risk adolescents.

(To know more about meningococcal vaccines click – meningococcal vaccines)


  • Human papillomavirus vaccination

Two doses of 9- valent HPV vaccine is given at an interval of six months at 11 through 12 years of age.

In an immunocompromised adolescent, three doses of HPV vaccine is recommeded within a period of six months.

(To know more about HPV click – human papillomavirus vaccination)


  • Influenza vaccine

Annual vaccination pf influenza vaccine is recommended for all children and adolescents above 6 months of age.

Jose J Kochuparambil

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