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Join us by celebrating Preteen Vaccine Week

February 12-18, 2017!

The goal of 2017’s Preteen Vaccine Week campaign is raise awareness about California’s Tdap requirement for incoming 7th grade students, immunization recommendations for 11-and 12-year-olds, and promote the preteen doctor visit through multiple avenues such as schools, providers, and the media.

ACIP currently recommends that 11- and 12-year-olds receive these vaccines:

  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough)
    All students entering 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)
    Boys and girls need all shots in the series for full protection.
  • Meningococcal
    Preteens need one shot now and a booster at age 16.
  • Influenza (flu)
    Flu vaccine is needed every year!
  • Chickenpox
    Many kids didn’t get their second chickenpox shot. Check with the doctor.

2017 Preteen Vaccine Week Campaign Kit

Preteen Educational Materials

Most of the materials below are available for order from your local health department.

Public Service Announcements

  • Vaccine Rap Targeting Preteens (60s) (MP3) (30s) (MP3) Rap Lyrics (Word Document)
  • Radio PSA Targeting English-speaking Parents of Preteens (30s) (MP3) (15s) (MP3)
  • Radio PSA Targeting Spanish-speaking Parents of Preteens (30s) (MP3)
  • Video and Audio Resources (CDC)
    This page lists podcasts, videos, and PSAs related to preteen and teen vaccines and the diseases they prevent including HPV, meningitis, and pertussis.
  • Podcasts, Television Public Service Announcements & CDC-TV Videos (CDC)
    Tune in, subscribe or download CDC podcasts and videos about the vaccines for preteens and teens. Broadcast quality versions available in English or Spanish.

Other Resources

Past Preteen Vaccine Week Campaigns

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