Just because children become preteens doesn’t mean they’re too old for vaccinations. This podcast discusses the importance of preteen and teens being up-to-date on all recommended vaccines. Created: 7/24/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/24/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National, Regional, and State Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years --- United States, 2013
Recorded: July 22, 2014; posted: July 24, 2014
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Just because children become preteens doesn’t mean they’re too old for vaccinations. No child should miss the opportunity for lasting protection against dangerous infectious diseases and some cancers, but unfortunately, many do. Preteen and teen vaccines include the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, or Tdap, vaccine; meningococcal vaccine; and human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine. The first dose of these vaccines should be given during a single visit at age 11 or 12. Check with your children’s health care professional to make sure they are up-to-date on all recommended vaccines.
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