Tweens and Young Adults need shots, too!
Immunity can diminish over time and your adolescent may be at risk for serious diseases that can be easily spread, like whooping cough and chickenpox.
Parents of adolescents are encouraged to schedule a check-up with their child’s doctor to make sure all recommended immunizations are up-to-date. The doctor may recommend several vaccines, including the meningococcal vaccine, a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough) booster, a second chickenpox shot, and the HPV vaccine series. The doctor will also recommend an annual flu vaccine. If your preteen does not have health insurance or is only partially insured, ask your doctor or local health department about getting low-cost vaccines.
Promoting HPV vaccine is the key to cancer prevention among adolescents is one of the newest campaigns of the Santa Clara County Immunization Education and Planning Program; this campaign supports the branches mission of providing immunizations across the lifespan. In order to reach parents and adolescents, the Immunization Program coordinates Preteen Vaccine Week activities each year and collaborates with community organizations throughout Santa Clara County that target adolescents.
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Immunity can diminish over time and your adolescent may be at risk for serious diseases that can be easily spread, like whooping cough
Santa Clara County Immunization Program
976 Lenzen Ave., Suite 1100
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone: (408) 792-5007