A shot for better health

A shot for better health

When you’re catching up on your favorite TV shows this winter, you may see ads for new vaccines available for teens and adults.

At your next annual exam or well-child visit for kids and teens, be sure to check with your doctor to see if you’re up-to-date on all the recommended vaccines and to find out if you could benefit from the new vaccines available today, says Kelli Smith, a public health nurse at the Iowa Department of Public Health.

For adolescents, your family doc­tor may recommend the new meningococcal (MenB) vaccine. The vaccine protects against a ...

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