In addition to most of the childhood immunizations, a few vaccines are given to pre-teens and teens to protect them against tetanus, pertussis, HPV, and meningococcal disease, including:
- Tdap – booster to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
- HPV – the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV2, HPV4, or HPV9)
- MCV4 – vaccine that protects against four strains of meningococcal bacteria
- MenB – new vaccine that protects against additional B strain of meningococcal bacteria
For more information:
- CDC – Vaccines for Pre-teens and Teens
- Vaccines : Teens/College
- Immunization Schedules for Teens
- Ask the Experts: HPV Vaccines
- Ask the Experts: Meningococcal Vaccines
- Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
- Meningococcal Vaccine
- When Do Teens Need Vaccines?
- Will We See Broader Recommendations for the MenB Vaccine?
- Vaccines for Teens – Is your Teenager Up-to-Date?
- Vaccines for Teenagers
- Preteen and Teen Vaccines
- HPV vaccines and failure to communicate
- Newest HPV Vaccine Protects Against 9 Strains
- Another massive study supports safety of the HPV vaccine
- Do My Children Need the HPV Vaccine?
- HPV vaccine prevents cancer and cuts medical costs
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