Although most shots are administered at a very early age, certain vaccines, including catch-up vaccines, are recommended for adolescents. This podcast discusses the importance of consulting with your health-care provider about your adolescent’s immunization schedule. Created: 8/25/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 8/25/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National and State Vaccination Coverage among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2010
Recorded: August 23, 2011; posted: August 25, 2011
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Parents may think their children are fully vaccinated by the time they reach kindergarten, but vaccines aren't just for babies. While most shots are given at a very young age, several vaccines are recommended for adolescents who are 11 and older. These include shots to protect against meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis or whooping cough, HPV, and flu. In addition, several catch-up vaccines are suggested for older children who may not have been fully immunized when they were younger. If you're not sure if your child is up-to-date on his or her vaccines, check with your health care provider.
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