Vaccines can help your preteen and teenage children become healthy adults. Talk to your child's health-care provider about vaccines for teens during their next health-care visit.
Vaccines for Teens
Defend their health. Get them vaccinated.
Despite what many teenagers may think, they are not immune to illness and disease. A number of serious diseases are actually spread quite easily because of the close personal contact that many teens share. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend preteens and teens be vaccinated against 4 serious diseases1:
- Meningococcal Disease / Meningococcal Meningitis
- Pertussis, commonly called "whooping cough"
- Influenza, or the "flu"
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) (for girls)
About the Vaccine for Teens Campaign
The NBA and WNBA are collaborating with the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and sanofi pasteur on Vaccines for Teens, a national program designed to help educate parents and their teens about the need to get vaccinated. This Web site is part of the larger effort to make parents and teens aware of the dangers of these diseases and the steps they can take to protect themselves.Read more about these diseases>