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Immunizations and Vaccines For Teens and Young Adults

Immunization in Metairie, LAImmunizations are an essential part of well-child care. Proper immunizations protect the health of the individual child and protect all children in the community as a whole. Many parents have concerns about immunizations and may choose to not immunize their children, but it is important to fully understand each immunization. As a parent, you are encouraged to talk to your pediatrician for more information on proper immunization scheduling for your child in the Metairie, LA area.  

Immunizations for Teenagers and Young Adults in Metairie, LA

Many parents only think of vaccines as something needed for infants and young children, and that they are less important later in life. However, teenagers and young adults often get a number of vaccine-preventable diseases, including hepatitis B, measles, German measles, and chickenpox. Teens and young adults need protection against infectious illnesses as well.  

Teenagers are encouraged to see their pediatrician or other physicians on a regular basis and should keep an updated record of their immunizations. Many will need more vaccinations as teenagers, particularly if they have not been previously vaccinated against hepatitis B or chickenpox. Important vaccines for your teenager include:

  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus-diptheria (Td) booster
  • Influenza
  • Meningococcal
  • Hepatitis A

As a responsible parent, it is important for you to be fully informed on the vaccines offered for your child in the Metairie, LA area. If you have any questions or concerns, you can talk with your pediatrician.   

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Metairie Location 
3701 Houma Blvd. Ste. 101 
Metairie, LA 70001 
504-456-1999 
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Fri 8:30am-11:45am

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208 Highland Park Plaza 
Covington, LA 70433 
985-246-6077 
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