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These preteen vaccines help the body fight off serious diseases and keep children safe as they grow up.
In most states, children have to turn in their vaccine records to school before they start 7th grade. So get up to date now!
Where and how can we get these vaccines?
Protects against bacteria that can cause meningitis (swelling of the lining around the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (infection in the blood). Preteens should get this shot at ages 11 or 12, followed by a booster at 16 years old.
Protects against 3 serious diseases: tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Preteens should get this shot at ages 11 or 12.
Protects girls and boys from the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes 6 types of cancer. HPV vaccines work best when given at ages 11 or 12. The HPV vaccine series is given as 2 shots, 6 - 12 months apart (Or 3 shots if started after age 15).