Immunizations for Children (Ages 7 to 18 Years)

2021 Back-to-School Clinic

 

In August, CCHD and local partners will be conducting a Back-to-School clinic for children needing vaccinations and sports physicals.

 

Date:            August 11, 2021

 

Time:            8:00am to 2:00pm

 

Location:     Montana ExpoPark (fairgrounds), Four Seasons Arena

 

Services:     Sports physicals; vaccinations for school-age children (see below); health education


Providers:   CCHD, Great Falls Clinic, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Alliance for Youth, Mountainview Physical Therapy, and Benefis Health Results


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Back to School Clinic

Your children need to be vaccinated against serious diseases! Download the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Schedule for Children Ages 7 to 18 (PDF).

Recommended Immunizations for Children & Adolescents Ages 7 to 18:

VaccineDescription
Hepatitis A (HepA)Anyone can get infected with Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease that is spread through close personal contact with a person that has Hepatitis A or from contaminated food and water. The vaccine is given as two doses, 6 to 18 months apart.
Hepatitis B (HepB)You need three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine if you have not already received them.
Human Papillomavirus
(HPV)
All adolescents should get three doses of HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.
InfluenzaAll children and teens through age 18 years should receive annual vaccination against influenza.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
(MMR)
Check with your immunization provider to make sure you’ve had two doses of MMR.
Meningococcal DiseaseThis vaccine is recommended for all teens ages 11 through 18 years, college freshmen who will be or are living in dormitories, and those with certain special medical conditions.

Pneumococcal Disease
(Pneumococcal Shot)

Do you have a chronic health problem? Talk to your immunization provider about whether you should receive a pneumococcal shot.
PolioIf you haven’t completed your series of polio vaccine doses, you should complete them now.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
(Tdap, Td)
You need a booster dose of Tdap at age 11 to 12 years. If you’re older and already had a Td booster, you should get a Tdap shot to get the extra protection against pertussis (whooping cough). After that, you will need a Td booster dose every ten years.
Varicella (Var)
(Chickenpox Shot)
If you have not been previously vaccinated and have not had chickenpox, you should get vaccinated against this disease. The vaccine is given as a two-dose series. Any teenager who was vaccinated as a child with only one dose should get a second dose now.