Health Shorts: Catching up on vaccinations

February 24, 2010

New vaccines recommended for adolescents since 2005 are MCV4 (meningococcal conjugate), Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis) booster and HPV (human papillomavirus). Adolescents also should get recommended vaccinations missed during childhood.

[SOURCE: Mayo Clinic Staff, “Vaccines schedule for children,” MayoClinic.com, Jan. 15, 2009]

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Last Updated February 24, 2010