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Vaccines Prevent:

  • Tetanus
  • Diptheria
  • Pertussis
  • Meningitis
  • HPV

It’s Time to Take Control of Your Health. – Get 1 Tdap vaccine, 2 Meningococcal vaccines and 3 HPV vaccines.

These shots will provide you protection from 5 vaccine preventable diseases and HPV-related cancers. These include:

  • meningococcal
  • tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap),
  • human papillomavirus (HPV) for guys and girls
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Talk to your Dr. about these vaccines and also ask if you are missing any other vaccines that are important at your age – your yearly flu shot included!

Tdap Vaccine:

  • Pertussis is sometimes called the “100 day cough” or whooping cough
  • It’s a nasty disease that’s easy to spread & can be very harmful for babies and grandparents.
  • Bonus with this shot – you get protection from tetanus, also called lockjaw, and diphtheria.

MCV4 Vaccine

  • Get your vaccine at 11 and then get boosted at 16 as the best way to prevent meningitis.
  • 1 in 7 teens that et bacterial meningitis will die – this illness is no joke.
  • Close contact with others increases your risk of meningitis – coughing, kissing or sneezing.

HPV Vaccine

  • In the USA each year, more than 17,000 women & 9,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers.
  • Getting the 3 HPV shots now means a future with one less thing to worry about.
  • The HPV vaccine means you can prevent certain kinds of cancers in the future. Now thats taking control!
T2X

Join the conversation with other teens about Taking Control of their health. Visit T2X.me/TakeControl or text TakeControl to 602-456-2951 now to receive a text on how to join.

Other Teen Sites
getvaxed

GetVaxed.org has home videos like Tetanus Diving Competition and Celebrity Sick House and the site also has good information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

mybestshot

MyBestShot.org has videos, games, and other information about vaccines. Click on the Video of the Month or listen to true stories from other teens that survived vaccine preventable diseases.

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