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For Preteens and Teens

These materials focus on whooping cough (pertussis) awareness and how to protect preteens and teens from whooping cough.


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Pre-teens Need Vaccines Too
Help your child transition into adolescence in a healthy way by staying up-to-date on preteen vaccines.


Whooping Cough Vaccine Recommendation for Preteens

Whooping Cough Vaccine Recommendation for Preteens (3:12 minutes, Date Released: 1/22/2015)
This podcast provides information about whooping cough and the recommendation that all preteens receive the Tdap vaccine when they are 11 or 12 to help protect them from this serious disease.

This podcast is also available in Spanish.

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Teen Vaccines Podcast (4:03 minutes, Date Released: 8/19/2010)
Although most vaccinations are given early in childhood, teenagers have immunization needs as well. In this podcast, Dr. Christina Dorell discusses the importance of teenagers receiving the recommended vaccinations.

Fact Sheet

Pertussis Fact Sheet for Parents: The Basics

Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens: Information for Parents [1 page]
This 8-1/2" x 11" fact sheet answers general questions about the booster shot that protects preteens and teens.

It is also available in Spanish [1 page].