Immunizations are available at the Fresno County Department of Public Health - Family Immunization Clinic for children, preteen and teens who qualify for the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC) from birth through 18 years of age.
A parent or legal guardian must be present.
Clinic for Vaccinations (Shots) Location and Hours:
Location: 1221 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721 Telephone: (559) 600-3550
Clinic for Vaccinations (Shots) is open:
Monday through Friday – APPOINTMENTS ONLY
from 8:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday - travel vaccines given only by appointment
(Closed for lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Soon your preteen will become a young adult. Parents and guardians can help them prepare for the changes ahead. During the next doctor visit for health check-ups, sports, or camp physicals talk to the doctor about the vaccines recommended for preteens and teens.
As children get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off and some vaccines work better when give during adolescence.
The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) currently recommends the following immunizations to protect preteens or teens from serious disease:
- Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)
- Human Papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
- Annual Flu Vaccine
Some preteens may also need to catch up on:
- Chickenpox vaccine (many don't have their 2nd dose)
- A second MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine
- Three doses of hepatitis B
7th Grade Tdap Vaccination Requirement
School Law Requires Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination
All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization, called "Tdap" for school.
The school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools.
Pertussis also known as Whooping Cough is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against pertussis.
- Vaccines (shots) required by school law can be found here
- Information on Pertussis (whooping cough) is found here
Preteen Immunization Information Resources