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Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them: For Parents of Preteens and Teens (7 Through 18 Years Old)

This series of fact sheets describes symptoms of infection as well as the benefits and risk of vaccination for several diseases, specifically for vaccines recommended for children aged 7 to 18 years. There are two types of fact sheets provided. "The Basics" sheets include an overview of each vaccine-preventable disease and vaccine information; these are also available in Spanish. The "In-Depth Information" sheets use a narrative style and some include a true story about a family affected by a vaccine-preventable disease.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Resource types: Website, Fact sheet

Diseases/vaccines: Human papillomavirus (HPV), Meningococcus, Influenza

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global