JOIN US PARENTS & PUBLIC MEMBERS & HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS DONATE WHY I IMMUNIZE

Recommended Adolescent Immunizations

Immunizations are an important part of staying healthy. However, many people are unaware that shots are recommended throughout the lifespan.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) develops annual immunization recommendations for individuals from childhood through adulthood. Please visit CDC's recommended immunization schedule for preteens and teens.

School Immunization Requirements

In order to continue to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases throughout adolescence, adolescents in West Virginia are now required to receive immunizations for school. All West Virginia students entering 7th grade must have had one dose of the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and one dose of the meningococcal vaccine. Students entering 12th grade must also have had at least one dose of the Tdap vaccine and a second dose of the meningococcal vaccine. If the first dose of the meningococcal vaccine was received after age 16, then only one dose of this vaccine is required. For more information about school immunization requirements, visit the WV Division of Immunization Services’ website.

Vaccines are one of the safest and most cost-effective preventive measures available and, as such, have saved countless lives. These new immunization requirements will not only lengthen the time for which immunized students are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, but will also continue to help protect individuals who cannot be immunized for medical reasons as well as keep outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases at bay.

aug sep  oct  nov  dec  
S M T W T F S
31123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
 ALL CALENDARS   |   LIST VIEW  
news 
08/16/2016 Now accepting adolescent immunization grant applications! The “Take Your Best Shot: WV Adolescent Immunization Project” (TYBS) was developed to address the problem associated with low vaccination rates among adolescents throughout West Virginia. The grant application for the 2016/2017 cycle is now available [More]
04/19/2016 Meningococcal Vaccination Webinar This webinar will provide an overview of the different meningococcal serotypes, the coverage available from previous vaccines, recommendations for the new Men B vaccine, and more. Register now! [More]
04/19/2016 Regional HPV Vaccination Trainings These training opportunities will provide up-to-date information on HPV-related disease; strategies for discussing HPV vaccination with patients; and how to give a strong, well-informed recommendation for HPV vaccination. Register now! [More]
 ALL NEWS 

Login | Home
Like Us on Facebook Get LinkedIn YouTube

  BOARD
STAFF
SITEMAP
CONTACT

75 Chase Drive
HURRICANE, WV 25526
(304) 397-4071
©2016 The Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.