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Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents? Take this quiz to find out which vaccines you may need.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

Vaccines not only help keep your child healthy, they help all children by eliminating serious childhood diseases. Learn about the different types of vaccines and when your child needs to be vaccinated.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Meningitis and Encephalitis Fact Sheet

Learn about encephalitis and meningitis, dangerous infections affecting the brain and spinal cord, including causes, risks, symptoms, treatment and prevention of these infections.

Review Date: November 21, 2012

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

Meningitis: College Freshmen

College freshmen, especially those who live in dormitories, are at a slightly increased risk for bacterial meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis bacteria (meningococcal disease) compared with other persons of the same age. Vaccination may be recommended for them.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Meningococcal Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

Read about the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) including who should and should not get this vaccine, when they should be vaccinated, and the risks and benefits of this vaccine.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need To Know - (PDF)

Meningococcal disease, a cause of bacterial meningitis, can be a deadly infection. Spread from person-to-person by close contact, a meningitis vaccine can protect you and others from this disease.

Review Date: March 14, 2013

Immunization Action Coalition

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine- (PDF)

Pneumococcal infections can cause blood infections, pneumonia, and bacterial meningitis, mostly in young children. Learn why the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) is important for prevention of these diseases.

Review Date: October 29, 2014

Immunization Action Coalition

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What a Parent Needs to Know

Children younger than 2 years are at highest risk for pneumococcal disease, the main cause of bacterial meningitis. The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for infants and toddlers can help prevent and stop the disease from spreading from person to person.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?

Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Learn more about the importance of immunization against many infectious diseases such as chickenpox, measles, polio, Hepatitis B, and more.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services