Vaccination: An Opportunity to Enhance Early Adolescent Preventative Services

Richard Rupp, Susan L. Rosenthal, Amy B. Middleman

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New vaccines are being developed that will be recommended for adolescents Adolescence is a time period when adolescent-parent dynamics change and when adolescents may be confronted with increasing opportunities to engage in risk-taking behaviors such as sexual behavior and substance use. Despite clear recommendations regarding preventative counseling, many adolescents do not receive adequate preventive care. In this manuscript, we provide suggestions as to how a new vaccination schedule can be used to enhance preventative services to both adolescents and their parents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2006


  • HPV, Pertussis
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Prevention
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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