Pre-teens and Teens

Immunizations for pre-teens and teens are important, too!

Overtime some immunizations’ immunity wears off and pre-teen or teens may be at risk for serious disease that can be easily spread, like whooping cough (pertussis) and chickenpox (if a pre-teen or teen never had the chickenpox disease or received 2nd dose). It is important that parents make sure their pre-teen or teen are immunized again.

Parents or guardians of pre-teens and teens are encouraged to check with their child’s provider or doctor to make sure all required and recommended immunizations are up-to-date for their pre-teen or teen. The doctor will discuss the required Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough) booster and recommend several vaccines during a pre-teen or teen doctor visit, including, meningococcal vaccine, a second chickenpox (varicella) shot, and HPV vaccine. The doctor will also recommend an annual flu vaccine too.

Being a teenager is more than doing well in school, sports or hanging out with friends; it’s also about taking charge of your health! Talk to your parents about scheduling a pre-teen or teen doctor visit.

Recommended Immunizations

Resources and Materials to download for Teens and Parents

Contact Information

Stanislaus County Immunization Program
401 Paradise Rd, Modesto, CA 95351
Modesto, CA 95351

Contact Us:
Phone: 209-558-7700
Fax: 209-558-5014

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