HPV: A Parent’s Guide to Preteen and Teen HPV Vaccination

Why vaccinate preteens and teens against HPV? Plus more Q&As about HPV for parents, from

Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens

A list of all vaccines for preteens and teens and when (and if) they need each one.

What if You Don’t Vaccinate Your Child?

Learn the consequences of not immunizing your child.

Addressing Vaccination Anxiety for Children: Strategies for Vaccine Recipients and Caregivers

This 1-page handout describes strategies that can be followed before, during, and after the vaccination visit to improve the vaccination experience for children. Several useful resources are also listed.

Shot Schedules

Find out which shots preteens need

Vaccination App

Vaccination on the Go – What You Should Know

Provides all parents with reliable information about the science, safety, and importance of vaccines and the diseases they prevent. From The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the app is available for Android and Apple devices.

Partner Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vaccines for Preteens and Teens: What Parents Should Know

Teens need yearly flu vaccines in addition to the three vaccines they need at age 11-12 to protect against serious disease.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child and Adolescent Vaccine Assessment Tool

Answer seven quick questions to learn which vaccines your child may need. Vaccines are recommended for children based on age, health conditions, and other factors. A Spanish version is also available.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vaccines for Your Children: Vaccines by Age

Find out which vaccines are recommended from pregnancy to your child becoming a young adult. How to protect against serious, sometimes deadly diseases by age: pregnancy, birth, 1–2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 7–11 months, 12–23 months, 2–3 years, 4–6 years, 7–10 years, 11–12 years, and 13–18 years.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Vaccines and Teens Handbook: The Busy Social Years

Teens have their own set of health needs, including immunizations. This 36-page handbook (PDF) from the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia discusses these special health needs so parents can provide their teens with the advice and education they need to manage their vaccine needs into adulthood. Also from CHOP, for preparing for vaccines in college, see Age Groups and Vaccines: Teens/College, and subscribe to the Parents PACK email newsletter.

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History of Vaccines

The history of vaccines, a project by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Also see their blog, which puts current events in a historical perspective.

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HPV: Facts About the Virus that Causes Cancer and How to Prevent It

Your child or teen needs the HPV vaccine now—to protect against viruses that cause HPV-related cancers later. Find out why plus more answers about the science and safety of the HPV vaccine.

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From the American Academy of Pediatrics’s member pediatricians, HealthyChildren covers the physical, mental, and social well-being of all infants, children, teens, and young adults. The information you’ll find is supported by scientific research, including immunization-specific resources. A Spanish version is also available.

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Nemours TeensHealth: Vaccine Basics

Advice on children’s health, behavior, growth, and. these vaccine basics for teens. Nemours offers resources through KidsHealth and TeensHealth.

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