Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them
For Parents of Preteens and Teens (7 through 18 years old)
Each fact sheet addresses frequently-asked questions, including what vaccines are needed for preteens and teens, when they are needed, and why.
These "In-Depth" fact sheets use a narrative style and some include a true story about a family affected by a vaccine-preventable disease.
1. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
2. Influenza (Flu)
3. Meningococcal Bacterial Disease
4. Pertussis (Whooping Cough Bacterial Disease)
Have You Heard?
Have you heard? Meningococcal disease is a serious, potentially fatal illness. There are approximately 1,000 cases of meningococcal disease in the U.S. each year. Since this video was produced, new vaccine recommendations have been made. Adolescents 11 through 18 years of age should still get a dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, preferably at age 11 or 12 years; now a booster dose is recommended at age 16 years.