This section presents a list of vaccine-preventable diseases aimed at teenagers. Each page includes information about the disease and the vaccine.
HPV is a very common virus that is sexually transmitted by direct contact with an infected person. In all, there are about 100 types of HPV that can infect the body, and of those 100 about 40 types can affect the genitals, the mouth and throat. Of these 40 types, 13 types are considered “high risk” for causing cervical cancer. The HPV vaccines protect against 4 of those types.
Read about HPV
Meningococcal disease is a very severe bacterial infection (Neisseria meningitides) of either the blood stream (sepsis) or the meninges, the thin lining that covers our brains and spinal cords. While Neisseria meningitides can also cause diseases such as pneumonia and arthritis, it is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis and sepsis in the U.S.
Read about meningitis