IT’S A COMMON MISTAKE TO THINK THAT VACCINES ARE ONLY FOR INFANTS. AS KIDS GET OLDER, THE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY SOME CHILDHOOD VACCINES CAN WEAR OFF. THAT’S WHY THE CDC URGES YOU TO TAKE YOUR 11 AND 12 YEAR OLDS FOR PRE-TEEN CHECK UPS AND VACCINES TO PREVENT THEM FROM SERIOUS DISEASES. FOR INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.CDC.GOV/VACCINES/PRETEEN
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