Preteens and Teens

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Can preteens and teens get the COVID-19 vaccine?​

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for administration in patients aged 12 years and older. Go to County of Santa Clara COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the Public​.

What Vaccines Do Preteens and Teens Need for School in Santa Clara County?

California school immunization law outlines the immunizations required for school entry.

See the recommended immunization schedule for children from birth to 18 years of age​ from the U.S. government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months and older. Immunizing your children is one of the best things you can do to protect them against serious diseases.

See the Letter from Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody and Superintendent Dr. Mary Ann DeWan on childhood vaccinations and wellness care for the upcoming school year – August 18, 2020. (PDF) ENGLISH | SPANISH | VIETNAMESE

Where Can Teens Get Vaccinated in Santa Clara County?

  • Your child's pediatrician or your family doctor may offer vaccines.
  • Local pharmacies often offer vaccines for older children.
  • COVID-19 vaccine for youth age 12 and older is available at many County of Santa Clara sites.
  • Community clinics provide vaccines for children and youth in Santa Clara County. Find a community clinic near you: English / Spanish / Vietnamese.

If you do not have health insurance, find out if your child is eligible for Medi-Cal.

How Is My School Doing?

Are your child's classmates vaccinated? See immunization rates for schools in your area: 7th Grade.

How Do I Find My Child's Immunization Records?

See advice from the state of California on locating immunization records.​​​​​


County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Immunization Program

976 Lenzen Avenue.
Suite 1100
San Jose, CA 95126
United States

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