New CDC campaign targets preteens

August 6, 2007

CDC has launched its Preteen Vaccine campaign to inform parents of its recommendations for three vaccines in this age group, mainly the 11- and 12-year-olds.

CDC has launched its Preteen Vaccine campaign to inform parents of its recommendations for three vaccines in this age group, mainly the 11- and 12-year-olds. Specifically, parents are encouraged to be sure their preteens receive the meningitis MCV4 vaccine; Tdap—providing a booster for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; and the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). The campaign will include fact sheets and posters provided to caregivers and their healthcare providers, reach out to mainstream and ethnic media, and create partnerships with other groups who target parents and healthcare providers. The CDC campaign is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Society for Adolescent Medicine. More information is available on-line at