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Protect me with 3

Protect your kids’ healthy future with vaccines:
As children get older, the protection provided by earlier vaccinations can wear off. Therefore, they will need some booster shots to stay protected.

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During these years, the vaccines they will need include: 1 booster of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), 2 meningococcal shots and 3 human papillomavirus (HPV) shots.While some of these vaccines may not be required, they are still of great benefit to your teen’s health. This is also a good time to see if they need to catch up on any other vaccines like varicella, hepatitis A or others. You can ask the doctor if any additional vaccines are needed.

To prepare yourself:

  • Always bring your teen’s immunization record to each visit
  • Ask the Doctor to make sure your teen is up to date on all vaccines
  • Ask questions about the vaccines that are required as well as others that may not be required but are recommended.

To prepare your teen:

  • Be honest with your teen, explaining why he/she needs the shot(s) and how the vaccines keep him/her healthy.
  • Encourage your teen to relax and suggest that it may be better to look away while the shots are given.
  • Engage your teen in conversation while he/she receives the shot(s).

Below is a list of vaccines that your teen should have received or will be receiving in the teen years. Talk to the doctor to see if your teen is on track.

  • Human papillomavirus  (HPV)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

Learn more about the vaccines your teen needs:

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