Vaccines for Teens
Keep your adolescent vaccinations up to date
While immunization rates are high among young children, there is a significant drop in rates among adolescents and young adults. Parents and adolescents are often unaware that vaccines are needed after childhood to proactively protect against possibly devastating illnesses. Talk to your healthcare provider about the CDC-recommended vaccine schedule specifically for adolescents and young adults between the ages 11 and 25.
These UNITY resources are designed to educate parents and teens about the vaccines specifically recommended for 16 year olds (MenACWY, MenB, and seasonal flu).
- Prioritizing Adolescents: Vaccinate at Ages 11-12 & 16
Charles Irwin, MD, Director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at the University of California (UCSF) School of Medicine
Paul Offit, MD, Member, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Director, Vaccine Education Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Protection from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Featuring Judy Klein, President, Unity Consortium
- 2 Minute Video: The importance of the 16-year old healthcare provider visit
- VAX@16 Teen Posters
- Other Resources