For Public Health Professionals
Adolescents (ages 10 to 19) and young adults (ages 20 to 24) make up 21 percent of the population of the United States.1 The leading causes of illness and death among adolescents and young adults are largely preventable.2
We all know advocating for adolescent immunizations takes time. That's why this site was created—to provide resources and materials for your activities promoting adolescent vaccines.
Increasing vaccination rates of adolescents can help us achieve the target goal for 2 of the Healthy People 2020 objectives, which are
- Decrease school absenteeism among adolescents due to illness or injury; and
- Increase the proportion of adolescents who have had a wellness checkup in the past 12 months.
- U.S. Census Bureau. 2008 population estimates: National characteristics, national sex, age, race and Hispanic origin. Washington: 2008.
- Mulye TP, Park MJ, Nelson CD, et al. Trends in adolescent and young adult health in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2009;45(1):8-24.
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