Preteen Immunizations

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 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 and Wednesday – by walk-in only
from 8:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday and Friday - by appointment 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)

 

preteens

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:

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.

Preteen Immunization Information Resources

 Visit the California Department of Public Health for more information on Preteen Vaccines.