Meningococcal Disease—Information for Teens and College Students

It’s important you see your pediatrician for your annual checkup. If you are 11 to 12 years of age, you will benefit by receiving MCV4 and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. You may need a booster of other vaccines, such as the vaccines that prevent pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria. At the same visit, your pediatrician can give you advice about keeping healthy. Your pediatrician will also let you know about scheduling any booster dose that may be appropriate.

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