Are your teenagers up-to-date on their vaccines?
In addition to most of the childhood immunizations, a few vaccines are given to pre-teens and teens to protect them against tetanus, pertussis, HPV, and meningococcal disease, including:
- Tdap - booster to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
- HPV - the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV2, HPV4, or HPV9)
- MCV4 - vaccine that protects against four strains of meningococcal bacteria
- MenB - new vaccine that protects against additional B strain of meningococcal bacteria
For more information:
- CDC - Vaccines for Pre-teens and Teens
- Vaccines : Teens/College
- Immunization Schedules for Teens
- Ask the Experts: HPV Vaccines
- Ask the Experts: Meningococcal Vaccines
- Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
- Meningococcal Vaccine
- When Do Teens Need Vaccines?
- Will We See Broader Recommendations for the MenB Vaccine?
- Vaccines for Teens - Is your Teenager Up-to-Date?
- Vaccines for Teenagers
- Preteen and Teen Vaccines
- HPV vaccines and failure to communicate
- Newest HPV Vaccine Protects Against 9 Strains
- Another massive study supports safety of the HPV vaccine
- Do My Children Need the HPV Vaccine?
- HPV vaccine prevents cancer and cuts medical costs