16. Are your adolescent's immunizations up to date?
Learn more about HPV, Pertussis, Meningococcal and other immunizations.
Immunizations are very important!
It is important that adolescents get vaccinated (get their shots) so they are immunized against preventable illness and disease. Your adolescent can be vaccinated at the doctor’s office or your local health department. Ask the doctor to provide a list of the shots your adolescent has received. Keep this list so that you have records for school, and so you’ll know if they are missing or in need of additional immunizations.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (flu)
- Meningococcal (meningitis)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Rubella (German measles)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
In most of the United States, many of these vaccinations are required for school, including college. Ask your physician for the Recommended Immunization Schedule, which is published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), or you may access that document through the following CDC link: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule-bw-press.pdf.
For additional information:
- Discuss with your physician.
- Contact Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900 toll-free, (920) 738-2230 in the Fox Cities, or (920) 231-6578 in Oshkosh.
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Adapted from: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FDA