“It is recommended that teenagers receive three important vaccinations that protect them from meningococcal meningitis, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, and cervical cancer. The three vaccinations that prevent these diseases are the Tdap, the MCV4 and the HPV vaccines. These vaccinations are recommended because the disease they prevent can cause debilitating permanent damage and can sometimes lead to death. Pre-teens and teenagers are at increased risk of these diseases. While the overall numbers provided by the National Immunization Survey show that more young people are getting vaccinated, there are still 30-50 percent who aren’t.”


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