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Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens


Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot? If you haven’t worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list, the Associated Press reports. Older kids need a few new immunizations starting at age 11, including a shot to guard against the worrisome resurgence of whooping cough. And for the first time this year, 16-year-olds are supposed to get a booster shot, too, for a scary type of meningitis…

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