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Adolescent Immunization

What shots do adolescents need?

Are you 11-19 years old?

If so, YOU need to be vaccinated against some serious diseases. Many people think that shots are only for babies. Actually, there are millions of people between the ages of 11-19 who are at risk of getting serious diseases like tetanus, meningitis, chickenpox, infections leading to cervical cancer, and others.

Age Recommended Shots
11 - 12 years

Flu (Influenza) every year

Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

HPV (Human papillomavirus)


16 - 18 years

Flu (Influenza) every year


Note: The above immunization schedule is recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Oregon School-Required Shots for Teens

Shots are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every place that provides care of a child outside of the home requires shots or a medical or nonmedical exemption to stay enrolled.

College Immunization

Students need to show that they’ve been vaccinated against measles when enrolling in a college or university in Oregon as a full-time student (undergraduate and graduate). The Oregon college immunization law applies to any full time student born on or after January 1, 1957.

Adolescent Immunization Rates

Adolescent rates are based on data drawn from the Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System (ALERT IIS

  • ALERT IIS is a statewide registry receiving immunization records from 89% of Oregon medical providers who give immunizations.
  • Rates are presented for vaccines that protect against influenza, human papillomavirus (HPV), tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal disease (MCV).

Frequently Asked Questions

What shots teens need, when and why to get shots

HPV Palm Card

Youth guide to HPV and a reminder chart for documenting past and upcoming vaccination appointments.


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