Immunizations Important for Every Age
Vaccines are not just for babies anymore. Adolescents have different needs for immunizations. They are more social, so they are likely to catch certain diseases. Also, the protection from the immunizations they received as children can begin to fade, so an additional dose or booster is needed. By giving the immunizations in the adolescent years, they are protected when most at risk.
Talk to your healthcare provider about vaccines for your adolescent and teen.
Review the latest Easy to Read Immunization Schedules for Everyone.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Meningococcal conjugate (MCV4)
- Seasonal influenza (flu)
- Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) [one dose in place of one scheduled tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster] and Td every 10 years thereafter
If not already received
- Hepatitis B (hep B)
- Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
- Polio (IPV)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
Certain high-risk adolescents
- Hepatitis A (hep A)
- Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)
Public Universities in Florida, in compliance with Chapter 1006.69, Florida Statutes (FS), and Chapter 65C-6.001(5), Florida Administrative Code (FAC), require all new students show proof of the following immunizations prior to attending:
- 2 Measles* (preferably 2 MMR)
- 1 Rubella*
- Hep B **
*Due to a large mumps outbreak in 2006, affecting many college-age students that spread to at least 11 states, some universities now require documentation of receipt of two doses of MMR vaccine or acceptable evidence of immunity. This supersedes the previous requirement of two measles and one rubella shot.
**Students residing in on-campus housing are required to provide documentation.