TeenVaxView for Parents and Preteen/Teens

Preteens and teens are at risk for diseases and need the protection vaccines provide to keep them healthy. The vaccines for preteens and teens are important because as kids get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off. Preteens and teens need four vaccines to protect against serious diseases:

  • HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections;
  • Quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine to help protect against meningitis and blood infections (septicemia);
  • Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis); and
  • A yearly flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu.

Learn more about the vaccines recommended for preteens and teens and the diseases they prevent.

 

Page last reviewed: August 24, 2017