Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Summer is nearly over and while you may have already gathered your children’s new notebooks, pencils, and backpacks – but are their vaccines up to date?
As adolescents get older, some of the protection from their childhood shots begin to wear off.
In addition, children can also develop other diseases as they age.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccines that protect against:
- HPV or Human Papilloma Virus
- T-Dap – for Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis
- And the flu
If your child is already a teenager, the CDC recommends they update with catch-up vaccines for hepatitis B, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.
If you’re not sure what vaccines your child may need, see your pediatrician.
Or you can ask your county education department for a list of required or recommended shots for your student.