Childhood Immunizations for Grade-schoolers
By: Gregory Germain, MD
You might think this part of your child’s life is over and done since his infant vaccinations are over. Think again.
Before your child enters school, there are several vaccinations and boosters he must get. It is also the time to play catch-up if your kid has missed any childhood immunizations along the way or needs to catch up on newly recommended vaccines or changed regimens. Talk to his pediatrician and check www.cispimmunize.org for specific information.
Between ages four and six, your child should get booster shots for:
- chicken pox
Then aside for the flu vaccine, there are no new vaccinations until your child turns age 11, when he will receive his adult tetanus, meningitis, and (for girls) human papillomavirus vaccines.