Adolescent Vaccination Rates Up, But We Still Need to Push

15 Nov

The good news is that adolescent vaccination rates are
increasing, based on 2006 – 2009 studies. These include rates for the meningococcal meningitis vaccine, the pertussis booster, and the HPV vaccine for girls.  However, we can’t get complacent, as there is still work to do.  Parents — make sure your children are prevented from all diseases for which there are vaccines, and for health care providers — take every opportunity to protect your patients.  We are on the right track!  Please see the link below for more information:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2011/11/09/peds.2011-1048.abstract?papetoc

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One Response to “Adolescent Vaccination Rates Up, But We Still Need to Push”

  1. Tama November 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    The CDC committee now recommends boys also receive HPV vaccine too.

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