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Vaccines Recommended but NOT Required


Flu Vaccine—The single best way to protect against the flu

is to get vaccinated each year.  Influenza is a contagious RESPIRATORY

Illness.  Each season a new vaccine is provided that is designed

To protect against the 3 influenza viruses that are EXPECTED

To cause the most illness during the flu season.

Meningococcal Vaccine—Meningitis is a disease that can

Become very serious, very quickly. The meningococcal

vaccine is the best way to protect teens from getting

meningococcal disease.  Start series at age 11.

HPV-  The HPV vaccine is recommended for preteen boys and

girls at age 11 or 12 so they are protected before ever being

exposed to the virus. HPV vaccine also produces a higher

immune response in preteens than in older adolescents, that

is why it is recommended to start the 2 dose series at age 11.

Hepatitis A-  is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.

Hepatitis A can affect anyone.  Can start 2-dose series at age 1.