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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 get 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 your 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!
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You’ve got this! Your teen years are fun and important years. But don’t skip that 16 year old Dr visit, keep up to date on your immunizations and be safe!

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