Vaccinations, Pediatric Catch-Up 7-18 yr 

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, PhD; Chief Editor: Mary L Windle, PharmD  more...
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Vaccinations, Pediatric Catch-Up 7-18 yr

The guidelines below are derived from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [1, 2]

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)

  • Minimum age: 7 yrs

  • 4 doses

  • Dose 1 to dose 2: 4 wk

  • Dose 2 to dose 3: 4 wk (dose 1 < 12 mo), 6 mo (dose 1 >12 mo)

  • Dose 3 to dose 4: 6 mo (dose 1 < 12 mo)

Guidelines on Immunization from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Advisory committee on Immunization Practices specify that if the fourth-dose DTaP vaccine was administered 4 months or more after the third dose, at an appropriate age, it can be counted as a valid dose and need not be repeated after the recommended 6-month interval between doses 3 and 4. [1, 2]

Human papillomavirus 9-valent vaccine

  • Minimum age: 9 yr

  • Routine dosing intervals recommended

  • Age 9 through 14 years: 2 doses 6-12 months apart

  • Age 15 through 45 years: 3 doses at 0, 1 to 2, and 6 months

Hepatitis A

  • Minimum age: 12 mo

  • 2 doses

  • Dose 1 to dose 2: 6 mo

Hepatitis B

  • Minimum age: Birth

  • 3 doses

  • Dose 1 to dose 2: 4 wk

  • Dose 2 to dose 3: 8 wk (16 wk after dose 1)

Inactivated poliovirus

  • Minimum age: 6 wk

  • 4 doses

  • Dose 1 to dose 2: 4 wk

  • Dose 2 to dose 3: 4 wk

  • Dose 3 to dose 4: 4 wk

Measles, mumps, rubella

  • Minimum age: 12 mo

  • 2 doses

  • Dose 1 to dose 2: 4 wk

Varicella

  • Minimum age: 12 mo

  • 2 doses

  • Dose 1 to dose 2: 3 mo (age < 13 yr), 4 wk (age >13)

Pneumococcal

Guidelines on Immunization from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Advisory committee on Immunization Practices state to administer 1 dose of PCV13 if any incomplete schedule of 3 doses of PCV (PCV7 and/or PCV13) were received previously. Administer 2 doses of PCV13 at 8 weeks apart if unvaccinated or any incomplete schedules of fewer than 3 doses of PCV (PCV7 and/or PCV13) were received previously. [1, 2]