Adolescent Vaccinations | Torrance Memorial | South Bay

Adolescent Vaccinations

Most children receive a host of vaccinations in their first years of life to protect them from diseases such as polio, measles and chickenpox. But those are not the only vaccines your children will need to stay healthy. The vaccines below are highly recommended by physicians to prevent your adolescent from contracting and spreading an infectious disease. It is never too late to protect your child's health!

Adolescent vaccines should be given by a pediatrician or primary care doctor between the ages of 11-13. There are some cases where adolescents cannot safely receive the vaccine and this should be discussed with a physician. The HPV, Meningococcal, Tdap and Flu vaccine have been thoroughly studied and are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More information can be found by clicking here.

Helpful Tips

  • Create a vaccination schedule
  • Pre-schedule vaccination series appointments
  • Educate your adolescent on preventative health and wellness
  • Schedule a consultation with a pediatrician or primary care doctor

Immunization Schedules

Our physicians follow the immunization schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which is available at the www.cdc.gov.

Delaying Vaccines

Our physicians strongly recommend following the immunization schedule recommended by the ACIP and AAP, and advise against placing children at increased risk of contracting vaccine-preventable illnesses by delaying these vaccines.

Contact the Pediatric & Young Adult Pavilion

Hunt Tower, 3rd Floor
3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

310-517-4642

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