Resources for Teens and Pre-teens
Teenager and pre-teens are at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Vaccinations during the teenage years are important for two reasons: (1) some childhood vaccines wear off as one gets older, and (2) some vaccines work better when given during adolescence. There are many opportunities for vaccination. Ask about vaccinations during regular health check-ups, sports physicals, or camp physicals.
Watch the following 30-second video from a cervical cancer survivor and discover why the HPV vaccination is important.