In your preteen and teen years, you're learning how to make decisions for yourself and for your health. Decisions you make now can have lasting impacts!
Learn the facts about vaccines. Talk with your parents and doctor about getting the vaccines you need to stay healthy now and throughout your life.
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There are four vaccines recommended for preteens. These vaccines can prevent very serious diseases like meningitis and HPV cancers. At 11-12 years old, preteens should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:
Teens 13-18 years old are recommended to get these vaccines:
You can also take a look at the full child and adolescent immunization schedule, or check out the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases eBook. Share it with your parents, too! If you have any questions, talk with your parents and your doctor about the vaccines recommended for your age. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
Estimated time to complete each module: 20-40 minutes (1.5 - 2hrs for full series)
Audience: High School Students
This series contains three modules: Vaccinating Adolescents, Vaccines for Infants, and Identifying Vaccine Misinformation.
Learn about the four vaccines recommended for adolescents! Did you know that there is a vaccine to protect you from getting certain cancers? Then learn about the nine diseases we can protect infants from by giving them routine, recommended vaccines. Wrap up the series with a module that walks through how to assess websites and media reports to base your health decisions on accurate and reliable information.
It’s normal to have questions about vaccines: How do I know they’re safe? How can I make sense of all the evidence? Voices for Vaccines has developed a free online course to teach you everything you might want to know. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, it’ll take your knowledge to the next level.
Embark on The Vaccine Quest by clicking here!
The world is filled with conflicting information about vaccines, leaving many people wondering what to believe. Voices for Vaccines has sorted through all the good information, the myths, and the misinformation to bring you credible, science-based vaccine information you can trust.
This app will help you debunk vaccine disinformation, start a conversation with a concerned friend, and advocate for public health to the people who mean the most to you: your friends and family.
The Voices for Vaccines app is currently available for both Android and iOS devices.
Voices for Vaccines App (Android)
Voices for Vaccine App (iOS)
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