This post was sponsored by Unity Consortium as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I really can’t believe we’re already here. With our oldest now a preteen and starting school I’m wondering what vaccines does she need to get? Luckily we moved this year and so our school was able to guide us through what vaccines we needed to catch up on if any. It’s important to us that our children are growing healthy and strong. It’s important to keep up on regular health checkups as well as making sure we’re able to been seen by a doctor when we are sick. Healthy well checks are important for young children even as they grow into preteen and become a teenager. Making sure they’re caught up on vaccines is very important. I’ve personally had experience with someone I know having Meningococcal and I know how devastating the preventable disease can be. It’s still shocking to me that 3 our of every ten children are not vaccinated for Meningococcal. So it’s important to remember that as well visits to your doctor become less and less as your children get older it’s still important for them to have the proper vaccines.
- Recommended Vaccinations For Your Preteen:
- Meningococcal-includes two distinct meningococcal disease vaccines (ACWY and B)
- Tdap-tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and Td Booster (tetanus and diphtheria)
- HPV-human papillomavirus
Unity Consortium addresses the challenges surrounding adolescent and young adult health, with a goal of ensuring 9 in 10 are fully vaccinated against preventable diseases. I was shocked to find out that my preteen did actually need a vaccine to stay up to date. She got to be a good example of being brave by going first for for her vaccines so her little sister who also needs vaccines for Kindergarten could see her and be brave too.
It’s just as important for our teens to get vaccinated as it is our babies. So I’m learning a lot about parenting my preteen. It’s all about keeping our kids happy and healthy. Check out this important infographic with more information on the importance of vaccinations are your teen.
There is additional information about the importance of vaccines on the website Unity4TeenVax.org to learn more .