In your preteen and teen years, you're learning how to make decisions for yourself and for your health. Decisions you make now can have lasting impacts!
Learn the facts about vaccines. Talk with your parents and doctor about getting the vaccines you need to stay healthy now and throughout your life.
So glad that you asked!
There are four vaccines recommended for preteens. These vaccines can prevent very serious diseases like meningitis and HPV cancers. At 11-12 years old, preteens should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:
Teens 13-18 years old are recommended to get these vaccines:
You can also take a look at the full immunization schedule for 7-18 year-olds, or check out the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases eBook. Share it with your parents, too! If you have any questions, talk with your parents and your doctor about the vaccines recommended for your age. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for some adolescents.
Estimated time to complete each module: 20-40 minutes (1.5 - 2hrs for full series)
Audience: High School Students
This series contains three modules: Vaccinating Adolescents, Vaccines for Infants, and Identifying Vaccine Misinformation.
Learn about the four vaccines recommended for adolescents! Did you know that there is a vaccine to protect you from getting certain cancers? Then learn about the nine diseases we can protect infants from by giving them routine, recommended vaccines. Wrap up the series with a module that walks through how to assess websites and media reports to base your health decisions on accurate and reliable information.
How Does Misinformation Spread Quickly?
Stronger.org | 2:02
Identifying Vaccine Misinformation
Vaccinate Your Family | 8:56
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