Preteens/Teens


Eliminating HPV in Celebration of International Day of the Girl

Today, October 11, is International Day of the Girl. This year the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) aims to increase awareness of the devastation caused by...


Meningococcal Disease: How to Be Sure Your Teens Are Fully Protected

Guest Post By Lynn Bozof, President, the National Meningitis Association This post was written by an extraordinary woman who passed away only days ago. Lynn spent the last phase...


Meningitis B and Your College Student: Preventing the Call

This important post is being published to highlight Preteens & Teens Week during National Immunization Awareness Month.  Please take the time to talk to your child’s healthcare provider to...


Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices June 2018 Meeting Update

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held their second of three annual meetings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA last week.  ECBT staff took...


American Cancer Society Announces Goal to End HPV Cancers

It's been 12 years since the FDA approved the first HPV vaccine. To mark the occasion, the American Cancer Society is launching an ambitious public health campaign to...


What You Don’t Know About Hepatitis Can Hurt You

More than four million Americans are living with viral hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. In honor of Hepatitis Awareness Month, learn how the three types...


Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Every parent wants to do what's best for their children. In honor of National Infant Immunization Week 2018, we've outlined some of the top reasons experts give for immunizing...


What Your Dentist Should Be Telling You About Oral Cancer and HPV

During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the year, the dental community has a responsibility to help educate the public about the association between HPV and many oral cancers....


How Flu Strains are Selected for the Seasonal Flu Vaccine Each Year

Did you ever wonder how the flu strains are selected for the seasonal vaccine every year? A lot more goes into the decision than you might think!


Updates from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices February Meeting

The February meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) included presentation pertaining to several different diseases and vaccines, to include hepatitis A and B, influenza, HPV, pneumococcal...