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Tdap

Common names:Go!
Lockjaw, whooping cough and diphtheria
> These diseases can lead to muscle spasms, breathing and heart problems, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, coma, paralysis and death

What to do:
Get your shots!
> 1 dose
> For all teens 11 and older
> Ask your doctor, school nurse or parent for more information!!

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UPDATE: New FLU Recommendations

Annual vaccination for all children aged 6 months to 18 years starting in 2009-2010 influenza season.

Meningitis

MeningococcalGo 2
> Bacteria spread through coughing, sneezing,kissing, or sharing anything by mouth, like utensils, cups/glasses, toothbrushes, sports mouthpieces, musical mouthpieces
> Can cause pneumonia, blood infections,
swelling of the brain and spinal cord, high
fever, brain damage, loss of hearing or loss
of limbs

What to do:
Get your shots!
> 1 dose
> For all teens 11-12 year olds through college age
> Ask your doctor, school nurse or parent for more information!!

Flu

InfluenzaGo 3
> Virus spreads through coughing or sneezing
> Can be very serious for other family members that are either younger or older or have other chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, or diabetes

What to do:
Get your shots OR the nasal mist immunization!
> 1 dose every year
> Especially for those with chronic conditions or those who are pregnant or who have family members with chronic conditions
> Ask your doctor, school nurse or parent for more information!!

HPV

Human PapillomavirusGo 4
> Very common virus spread through sexual contact
> Leads to certain forms of cervical cancer and genital warts

What to do:
Get your shots!
> 3 doses
> For females 11 through 26 years old
> Ask your doctor, school nurse or parent for more information!!

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