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Description:The nurse in this 2006 image was in the process of administering an intramuscular injection into the left shoulder muscle of this 13-year old boy. He was assisting in the injection by holding up his shirt sleeve in order to expose the immunization site.
As kids get older, protection provided by some childhood vaccines can begin to wear off. Kids can also develop risks for more diseases as they get older. Help your child transition into adolescence in a healthy way by staying up-to-date on pre-teen vaccines. Doctors recommend that all 11 and 12 year olds get the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines. 11 and 12 year old girls should also get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Judy Schmidt
Creation Date:2006
Photo Credit:James Gathany
Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Vaccines and Immunizations
CDC – National Immunization Program (NIP); Immunization Schedules
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