Health Department Encourages Vaccines During Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month - Preteens and teens need Tdap
(tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine, quadrivalent meningococcal
conjugate vaccine, and HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine to protect
against serious diseases. A yearly flu vaccine is also recommended for
all children six months and older.
Preteens and teens need
vaccines because they are at greater risk for certain diseases like
meningitis, septicemia (blood infection), and the cancers caused by HPV
infection. By making sure vaccines are up to date, parents can send
their preteens and teens to middle school and high school – and also off
to college – with protection from vaccine-preventable diseases.
the health department's medical clinic at 740-399-8009 for more
information on immunizations or to schedule an appointment.
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