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What are the different types of immunizations that school-age children require?

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Each state establishes its own vaccination requirements for school age children, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. States provides medical exemptions to these requirements, and in some states, children can receive exemptions for religious or philosophical reasons. Parents can find out which vaccines are required by checking with the child's school or the child's physician, or by contacting the local health department.

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As of 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children receive hepatitis B, diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines between the age of 18 months and 18 years, reports the academy's website. The academy also recommends that children in this age bracket receive inactivated poliovirus, measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis A, meningococcal and varicella vaccines. The academy recommends children in this age group also receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, with the specific vaccine type depending on the child's gender, and an annual flu vaccine.

If a child between the age of 18 months and 18 years needs to catch up on vaccines or is part of a high-risk group, he may require additional vaccines, such as haemophilus influenzae type b and pneumococcal conjugate, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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