Important Message for Parents from the Hawaii State Department of Health
Protect your child’s health against serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. The effectiveness of childhood vaccines can decrease over time. Preteens and teens are also at risk for different disease as they get older.
Protect the health of your preteen or teen with four (4) important vaccines recommended by the DOH DOCD:
- Pertussis (whooping cough) http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease_listing/pertussis/
- Meningococcal infection http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease_listing/meningococcal/
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease_listing/human-papillomavirus-hpv/
- Influenza – flu http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease_listing/influenza-flu/
Take your child to his/her primary care provider to receive these vaccines. For more information, visit health.hawaii.com.