HealthyLife® Students' Self-Care Guide
Section II–Playing It Safe
Table of Contents
Tests & Immunizations
The following tests are recommended for persons between the ages of 11 and 24. If you have an increased risk for certain conditions, testing may need to be done sooner or more often. Additional tests may also need to be done. Follow your health care provider’s advice.
This chart shows vaccines to get between ages 11 and 24, provided recommended childhood vaccines have already been given. Guidelines may change from year to year. Find out what vaccines you need from your health care provider or your local health department. Get information from the CDC National Immunization Hotline at 800.232.2522 (English) or 800.232.0233 (Spanish) or at the www.cdc.gov/nip Web site. For information on smallpox, contact 888.246.2675 (English); 888.246.2857 (Spanish); or www.bt.cdc.gov.
Also, before you travel to other countries, find out if you need certain vaccines. Do this several months before you plan on traveling to allow enough time to get required vaccines. Get information from the CDC Travelers’Information Line at 877.394.8747 or at the www.cdc.gov/travel Web site. Discuss your needs with your health care provider.
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March 21, 2007