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Contact Info
Anna Pentler
Executive Director
NM Immunization Coalition
Office for Community Health
UNM Health Sciences Center
MSC 09 5065
Albuquerque, NM
87131-0001

(505) 272-5796 Phone
(505) 272-3764 Fax
apentler@unm.edu

Vaccines are not just for Babies!

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Vaccinate Before You Graduate English


Vaccinate Before You Graduate Spanish

Meningococcal Vaccine For Teens and Preteens English

Meningococcal Vaccine For Teens and Preteens Spanish

Vaccines are not just for babies 


Vaccines for Teens and Tweens
 

Tweens and Teens need vaccines to protect them from Meningococcal Disease, Human Papilloma Virus, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis. When your children are ages 11-12, make sure to ask your doctor or health care provider about these vaccines. Tweens and teens who may have missed being immunized when they were babies or toddlers, can still be protected. Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chickenpox), as well as Hepatitis A and B and Polio are all diseases that are vaccine preventable. Make sure your children are protected!

In New Mexico, all children through 18 years of age can receive vaccines at no cost through the Vaccines for Children program.


 

Vaccines for Adults 

Adults need vaccines to protect them from Influenza, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Shingles, Human Papilloma Virus, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis. Check with your doctor or health care provider to make sure you are fully protected. Some adults may have missed being immunized as children and can still be protected. Sometimes immunity fades over time and adults need a booster dose. Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chickenpox), as well as Hepatitis A and B and Polio are all diseases that are vaccine preventable. Make sure you and your family are protected!

Some vaccines are necessary to protect not only you, but also your loved ones. Newborn babies cannot be immunized right away and are most vulnerable to diseases like Pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza.

Click on the links below to get more information on vaccines adults need.

Adult Immunization Schedule

NM DOH Adult Vaccine information

Flu information

Pneumonia Vaccine flow chart for adults

Other Immunization Resources

Immunization Action Coalition

The History of Vaccines

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