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Healthcare providers urge parents to get their preteens vaccinated

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

This is Georgia preteen vaccine awareness week.

The Georgia department of health says while immunizations take mere moments the diseases last much longer.

and that parents can prevent the dangers of vaccine preventable diseases such as measles mumps and chicken pox.

While some choose not to vaccinate the concern is putting a community and infants being the most vulnerable at risk.

“People forget how dangerous and how many kids a long time ago died from these illnesses. The recommendation for vaccines between the ages of 11 and 18 are your t dap your tetanus and pertussis,” said Dr. Jacqueline, Grant Dist. Health.

Dr. Grant also recommends teens get the series of HPV vaccines the meningococcal vaccine at 16.

If you have any questions about immunizations talk with your healthcare provider, or your local health department.

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