Do you remember the seemingly endless series of shots your children received during their infant and toddler years? Vaccines you may never have heard of were required or encouraged for entrance to preschool as well as elementary school. As children get older, it is important to remember that protection from some vaccines begins to wear off. Being aware of the vaccine schedule for preteens and teenagers can give your son or daughter the opportunity to give high school and college their best shot.
Protecting your children from viruses and bacteria may seem like a full-time job but unlike most jobs, this one scores a huge bonus for you and your children — staying healthy. Make sure that you are up to date on your child's vaccination schedule as well as any boosters that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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