Does Your Teenager Need Shots?
It’s important that young children get their shots. But teens need to get vaccines, too!
Before they start 7th grade, all students
need to have the shots listed in the
chart below. Check the chart to see which
shots your teenager needs. If you’re not
sure, ask your doctor. You also can call
Molina Healthcare at
Sometimes it can be hard to fi nd your son or daughter’s immunization records. Here are some ways you can check to see what shots they have:
- Try calling your local or state health department. Ask to speak to someone in the immunization program.
- Check with your child’s school. But remember that sometimes schools only keep records for 1 or 2 years after a student graduates.
- Look for family records, such as a baby book.
- Ask your doctor or a public health clinic. Keep in mind that sometimes only the doctor or nurse who gave the vaccine will keep a record of it.
|Hepatitis B (Hep B)||3 doses|
|Tetanus, Diphtheria (TD)||1 dose|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||2 doses|