TAPI TEEN ART POSTER CONTEST
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As children get older, the protection provided by earlier vaccinations can wear off. Therefore, they will need a booster shot to stay protected. During these years, the vaccines they will need include a booster of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A and meningococcal vaccines. While some of these vaccines may not be required, they are still of great benefit to your teen’s health. This is also a good time to see if they need to catch up on any other vaccines. You can ask the doctor if any additional vaccines are needed.
To prepare yourself
- Always bring your teen’s immunization record to each visit
- Ask the Doctor to make sure your teen is up to date on all vaccines
- Ask questions about the vaccines that are required as well as others that may not be required but are recommended.
To prepare your teen
- Be honest with your teen, explaining why he/she needs the shot(s) and how the vaccines keep him/her healthy.
- Encourage your teen to relax and suggest that it may be better to look away while the shots are given.
- Engage your teen in conversation while he/she receives the shot(s).
Below is a list of vaccines that your teen should have received or will be receiving in the teen years. Talk to the doctor to see if your teen is on track.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Hepatitis B (Hep B)
- Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Influenza (flu)
- Hepatitis A (Hep A)
- Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)