Make sure that your child is vaccine-ready for school

Make sure that your child is vaccine-ready for school

Back-to-school season is around the corner, and as a parent, you have a long to-do list.

At Parkview Pharmacy, we can help you with most your needs. We provide first aid supplies, over-the-counter medicines, and a few other essentials such as pre-packaging/blister packing, compounding, and flavoring medications. On top of that, your kids might need back-to-school immunizations, especially if they’ve missed a few during the pandemic. Keeping your children up to date with their vaccinations is an important part of keeping them and your whole community healthy.

From COVID-19 and Tdap to meningitis and HPV, here’s an easy guide to help you keep track of which vaccines your kids may need, when they need them and how to get them.

Vaccines for school-age kids

Here are the vaccines your children 4-6 years old should receive and may need before starting kindergarten:

•  Flu—needed every year

•  COVID-19

•  Measles, mumps and rubella—or MMR, for short

•  Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)—known as DTaP

•  Varicella (chickenpox)

•  Polio (IPV)

Elementary school-age children 7–10 years of age should receive include:

•  Flu — needed every year

•  COVID-19

•  Human papilloma virus (HPV) —recommended starting at age 9

Heading into middle school (ages 11 and 12), your preteen may need the following vaccines:

•  Flu—needed every year

•  COVID-19

•  Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) — known as Tdap
(this vaccine is different from DTaP)

•  Meningitis

•  Human papilloma virus (HPV)

In middle school and high school (ages 13 to 18), your children should receive the following immunizations:

•  Flu—needed every year

•  COVID-19

•  Meningitis

• Meningococcal conjugate, 2nd dose
at age 16

• Serogroup B meningococcal, called MenB — preferably between ages 16 and 18

•  Human papilloma virus (HPV) — if they have not previously received it

Vaccines for college-age teenagers: 

•  Flu—needed every year

•  COVID-19

•  Serogroup B meningococcal, called MenB — if they have not previously received it

•  Human papilloma virus (HPV)

Stop by Parkview Pharmacy or call us at 201-837-6368 for further questions.

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