Protecting children against disease continues after they are no longer young children.
Preteens (age 11-12) and teenagers are at risk for diseases like meningitis (brain swelling), tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), influenza and HPV-associated cancers.
Vaccination is the best protection from these diseases. Do no delay vaccination.
Preteen and teenagers may need some of the immunizations listed in the
. If they missed any of those vaccinations, talk to your provider about catching up.