Vaccines 16-24 Years

The following vaccines are given to all young women aged 11–18 years on a routine basis:

  • Tetanus—diphtheria—pertussis (Tdap) booster (once between ages 11 years and 18 years for those who have never had a dose of tetanus–diphtheria [Td] booster; those who have had a Td booster should get a dose of Tdap 5 years after they received Td)
  • Hepatitis B virus vaccine (one series for those who have not been vaccinated)
  • Meningococcal vaccine (once between ages 11 years and 12 years; once at about age 15 years for those who have not been vaccinated)
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine (once between ages 11 years and 12 years for those who have not had chickenpox or have not been vaccinated)
  • Measles—mumps—rubella vaccine (once between ages 11 years and 12 years for those who did not receive the two-shot vaccine during childhood)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (one series between ages 11 years and 12 years; one series between ages 13 years and 26 years for those who have not been vaccinated; it also can be given to girls aged 9 years or 10 years)

In addition to routine vaccines, special vaccines may be given to young women who are at an increased risk for certain diseases. Listed are some of these vaccines:

  • Influenza vaccine
  • Hepatitis A virus vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccine

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