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Don’t Neglect Your Teen’s Vaccines

By Diana Herrero, Interim Immunization Section Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Everyone knows how important vaccines are for babies and toddlers, but what about adolescents and teens? As kids reach their teenage years, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off. Plus, older kids are at risk for other diseases. A report published August 30 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that while more teens are getting vaccinated, coverage rates still fall below national goals for some teen vaccines. Read more

Questions and Answers About Pertussis (Whooping Cough) with Sean O’Leary, MD

In light of the recent pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic occurring in Colorado, we asked Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, to answer your most commonly asked questions about pertussis. Read on to learn how you can keep your family healthy and protected. Read more