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 Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week Web Post

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Preteens are at an age when there is more involvement on their part in making decisions about their health. These decisions will set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy choices. March 11, 2024- March 15, 2024, marks this year's Georgia Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week. This week aims to raise awareness and encourage preteens to make smart, healthy choices by including the importance of defending themselves against vaccine-preventable diseases.

These vaccines are available at our public health departments in North Georgia in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield counties. Find the contact information, locations and clinic hours for each of these health departments by clicking here to our homepage

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that preteens receive the below immunizations in an effort to provide protection from these vaccine-preventable diseases:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) 
  • MenACWY (Meningococcal disease)
  • HPV (Human Papilloma virus) 
  • Annual flu (Influenza virus)
  • COVID-19

In addition, ensuring that our Georgia preteens are caught up on additional immunizations including MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), hepatitis B, and chickenpox is equally important. Below are some resources to share this week as we rally together to get the message out about the importance of immunizations and preventive health for preteens.