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Vaccines Prevent:

  • Tetanus
  • Diptheria
  • Pertussis
  • Meningitis
  • HPV

It’s Time to Take Control of Your Health. These shots will provide you protection from serious vaccine preventable disease and HPV-related cancers.

These vaccines include:

  • meningococcal – both ACYW and B
  • tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap),
  • human papillomavirus (HPV) for guys and girls
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Talk to your Dr. about these vaccines and also ask if you are missing any other vaccines that are important at your age – your yearly flu shot included!

Tdap Vaccine:

  • Pertussis is sometimes called the “100 day cough” or whooping cough
  • It’s a nasty disease that’s easy to spread & can be very harmful for babies and grandparents.
  • Bonus with this shot – you get protection from tetanus, also called lockjaw, and diphtheria.

Meningococcal ACYW & Meningococcal B Vaccines:

  • Get your vaccines at 11 and then at 16 as the best way to prevent meningitis. Talk to your doctor today!
  • 1 in 7 teens that et bacterial meningitis will die – this illness is no joke.
  • Close contact with others increases your risk of meningitis – everyday activities like….coughing, kissing or sneezing.

HPV Vaccine Series:

  • In the USA each year, more than 17,000 women & 9,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers.
  • Getting the 2 HPV shots on schedule, now as a teen, means a future with one less thing to worry about.
  • The HPV vaccine means you can prevent certain kinds of cancers in your future. Now that’s Taking Control!
T2X

Join the conversation with other teens about Taking Control of their health. Visit T2X.me/TakeControl or text TakeControl to 602-456-2951 now to receive a text on how to join.

Other Teen Sites

Meningitis Angels is a national non-profit organization founded in memory of Ryan Wayne Milley, the only child of Bob and Frankie Milley. Ryan’s life was taken at age 18, as a result of meningococcal meningitis/meningococcemia. Click the link below to watch videos, hear from survivors and those that have lost loved ones to this disease.

Meningitis Angels Home Page

Meningitis Angels Videos

getvaxed

GetVaxed.org has home videos like Tetanus Diving Competition and Celebrity Sick House and the site also has good information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

mybestshot

MyBestShot.org has videos, games, and other information about vaccines. Click on the Video of the Month or listen to true stories from other teens that survived vaccine preventable diseases.

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