Vaccines Recommended but NOT Required
VACCINES—NOT REQUIRED BUT RECOMMENDED
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.