This paper identifies in detail the importance of vaccinations, focusing primarily on the category of school-aged children. All 12 vaccines are discussed individually, recognizing the disease/diseases they are protecting against, benefits of the vaccine, how and to whom the vaccine is administered, contraindications for the immunization, and risks associated with each vaccination. The information used in this project is from a combination of scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, medical texts, and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It addresses all regulated childhood vaccinations including hepatitis B (Hep B); haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib); diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP/Tdap); inactivated polio vaccine (IPV); pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13); rotavirus; measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); varicella; hepatitis A (Hep A); meningococcal (MenACWY); influenza (Flu); and the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV).

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2019

Senior Project Advisor

Jessica Naber, RN, PhD

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Human Services

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