Teen’s Page

It’s Time to Take Control of Your Health.

These shots will provide you protection from serious vaccine preventable disease and HPV-related cancers.

These vaccines include:

  • meningococcal – both ACYW and B
  • tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap),
  • human papillomavirus (HPV) for guys and girls
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Vaccines Prevent:

  • Tetanus
  • Diptheria
  • Pertussis
  • Meningitis
  • HPV

Talk to your doctor about these vaccines and also ask if you are missing any other vaccines that are important at your age – your yearly flu shot included!

Tdap Vaccine:

  • Pertussis is sometimes called the “100 day cough” or whooping cough
  • It’s a nasty disease that’s easy to spread & can be very harmful for babies and grandparents.
  • Bonus with this shot – you get protection from tetanus, also called lockjaw, and diphtheria.

Meningococcal ACYW & Meningococcal B Vaccines:

  • Get your vaccines at 11 and then at 16 as the best way to prevent meningitis. Talk to your doctor today!
  • 1 in 7 teens that get bacterial meningitis will die – this illness is no joke.
  • Close contact with others increases your risk of meningitis – everyday activities like….coughing, kissing or sneezing.

HPV Vaccine Series:

  • In the USA each year, more than 17,000 women & 9,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers.
  • Getting your 2 HPV shots on schedule, now as a teen, means a future with one less thing to worry about.
  • The HPV vaccine means you can prevent certain kinds of cancers in your future. Now that’s Taking Control!
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You’ve got this! Your teen years are fun and important years. But don’t skip that 16 year old doctor visit, keep up to date on your immunizations and be safe!

 

 

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Interact with TAPI

Powerful message from @MeaslesRubella Initiative stakeholder and friend @gavi ! https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/immunization-is-best-weapon-against-poverty-by-anuradha-gupta-2020-10?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic-social&utm_campaign=page-posts-october20&utm_post-type=link&utm_format=16:9&utm_creative=link-image&utm_post-date=2020-10-27

A new book on a prominent misinformation campaign targeting the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine has profound insights into current vaccine debates, such as those emerging around a potential COVID-19 immunization. via @doritmi https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/2020/10/27/anti-vax-mmr-covid/

Wondering what the difference is between COVID-19 and flu? Check out this resource from @famfightflu!

#immunizePA #FluFighter

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Stay home if you are sick

Avoid close contact with
sick people and wear a mask

Cover your nose and mouth
when you sneeze

Wash your hands often

Clean and disinfect

Stay up to date on your vaccinations