Vaccines are not only for young children. There are several vaccines that are given to preteens and teens to help prevent disease. These vaccines include Tdap (tetnus, diphteria and pertussis), Meningococcal (meningitis) and HPV (human papillomavirus). Many parents have questions regarding these vaccines and would like more information on them. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some very good handouts for parents regarding these vaccines. These handouts are linked below for your reference.

Vaccine overview for parents of teens

Flu Vaccine

HPV and Cancer

HPV Vaccine

Meningococcal Vaccine

Tdap Vaccine