Vaccinating your children for back-to-school
OKLAHOMA — One of the most important back-to-school tasks is getting your child vaccinated.
Public health officials say vaccines are the best way to ward off diseases.
As kids get older, some of the protection from their childhood shots begin to wear off. Plus, children can develop other diseases as they age.
For preteens, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccines to protect against the following diseases:
- HPV T-dap for tetanus
- The flu
If your child is already a teenager, the CDC recommends they update with catch-up vaccines for the following diseases:
- Hepatits B