The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.
People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, if possible by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Learn more about the flu.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Why does my child need HPV vaccine? HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus infection. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year.
The HPV vaccine is recommended for preteen boys and girls at age 11 or 12 so they are protected before ever being exposed to the virus. HPV vaccine also produces a more robust immune response during the preteen years. Learn more about the HPV Vaccine.