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Vaccines Aren't For Children Alone, Checkout Vaccines That are important To Teenagers

Tdap Vaccine

Tdap protects children from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Doctors usually give kids this vaccine when they're age 11-12 if they've already had the DTP/DTaP vaccination series, and never got a Td booster.

HPV Vaccine

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. Certain types of HPV are linked to cervical cancer.

The CDC suggests boys and girls get their first dose of the HPV vaccine between ages 11 and 12. Kids should get their second dose at least 6 months after the first. Three shots are recommended for those 15 and older or those with a weakened immune system

Meningococcal Vaccine

This vaccine protects against certain types of meningitis. Your child should get their first shot at age 11 to 12. They'll need a booster at age 16.

Your teen should also get the vaccine if they're a first-year college student who lives in a dorm and never got the shot before

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

Everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year.

The flu virus changes every year, and vaccine makers adjust the vaccination to protect against the latest version of the virus.

Hepatitis A Vaccine (HepA)

Doctors give the hepatitis A vaccine in two doses at least 6 months apart.

The CDC recommends the vaccine for kids between 12 and 23 months old and certain groups of older children who were never vaccinated

Hepatitis A is rarely life-threatening in children, but kids can spread hepatitis A to elderly or ill relatives in whom the disease is much more serious.

Hepatitis B Vaccine (HepB)

Hepatitis B can spread among teens through drug abuse and sex..ual activity. A two-dose and three-dose version of the vaccine is available for kids ages 11 to 15.

Why does your child need this vaccination? This virus can be life-threatening or lead to long-term liver disease.

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