As your children move toward their teen years, they become more independent. While it may seem as if they need you less, in reality they still need your help to be protected from devastating and often deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.
Many diseases spread more easily in community settings that adolescents frequent such as schools, locker rooms and summer camps. You can help your adolescents remain healthy by getting them vaccinated with the following essential vaccines:
I Want Parents to Know About the Additional Meningococcal Vaccine That Could Have Saved My Daughter. As a mother and a nurse, I was vigilant in getting my children all their recommended vaccinations, including meningococcal vaccination. I was under the common misconception, as many parents are, that the meningococcal vaccine that my daughter received would fully protect her from meningococcal disease, when in fact, it didn’t protect her against meningitis B…More
How My Vaccinated Daughter Died from Meningitis and What I’m Doing About It. February 2, 2013 my life changed forever. I was told my beautiful and healthy nineteen year old daughter no longer had any brain activity, and that she would die. Those words will forever haunt me. There is no preparation, no training, and no practice for what was to come. The loss of a child is like none other. It is the wrong order. When you lose a child, a piece of you dies as well…More