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Adolescent Immunization

By the time your child becomes an adolescent, you have most likely made lot of decisions about vaccinations. While vaccines are the best way to protect your child from devastating diseases, some parents wonder why childhood vaccines are not enough.


The links below will provide information through AAP's parent Web site on the diseases that vaccines for adolescents prevent, when vaccines are due, and addressing common concerns about preteen vaccines


Diseases & Vaccines

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)


Meningococcal Disease


Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis



  • Flu: Influenza describes the signs and symptoms of flu, what you can do if your child has flu, and when to call the pediatrician if you suspect your child it.
  • Influenza Vaccine describes the types of influenza vaccine, who should receive which vaccines, who should not, and the risks of the vaccines.



The Schedule and Recommendations


Addressing Concerns



Communicating about HPV Vaccine

Check back soon to find resources to help teens and parents talk to each other about the HPV vaccine.

Family Story


A Brush with Meningitis

Hear how one mom learned how quickly bacteria can invade a healthy adolescent's body.



Last Updated: 9/18/13

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