Vaccine FAQs: Childhood Vaccines

Are you wondering should teens get a flu vaccine? The answer is yes! The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Healthy people are still at risk for contracting the flu and suffering serious complications. Ideally, preteens and teens should receive the flu vaccine in October, before the flu season starts.  ...
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Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes violent and uncontrollable coughing that typically leads to difficulty breathing. Teens with whooping cough can have a serious and debilitating cough that can last for weeks and they can easily spread the disease to others. Protection from whooping cough fades over time, so at 11 or 12 years old,...
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