CDC Launches Pre-teen Vaccine Campaign, August 1.
CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases launches a Pre-teen Vaccine Campaign aimed at promoting vaccination of pre-teens (11-12 year olds) to protect against serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases such as pertussis (whooping cough), meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, and cervical cancer. The campaign also promotes the 11 to 12 year old medical check-up. Target audiences include African-American, Caucasian and Hispanic parents of 11 and 12 year olds and healthcare providers (pediatricians, family physicians, and nurses) who regularly see pre-teens. Campaign materials include flyers, posters, banner ads, and web content about pre-teen vaccines and the pre-teen medical check-up. For more information about the campaign or to view educational materials, visithttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec-grps/preteens-adol.htm.