Protection As They Grow
Vaccines continue to protect children as they grow into their adolescent and teenage years, providing continued defense against diseases such as the flu and protecting them against new threats like HPV and meningococcal disease.
Adolescent & Teen Vaccines
Adolescents and teens should receive the seasonal flu vaccine every year to prevent illness as well as potential hospitalization or even death.
Meningococcal diseases are rare but extremely serious. Pre-teens and teens should receive the vaccine especially before living in college dorms.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
The HPV vaccine protects against six forms of cancer. Pre-teens should receive vaccinations between the ages of 11-12 before they are exposed.
Pre-teens should receive a booster shot for pertussis, also known as whooping cough, between ages 11-12 or as soon as possible as teenagers.