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Teen Health Week 2018: Teens Talk about Vaccines


René F. Najera, DrPH

March 16, 2018

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Welcome to ! Today is the second day of this third annual observance, and the first year that THW is global. Every day of THW has a different focus, and today's theme is Preventive Health and Vaccines.

We know that teens have questions about vaccines, and so we held an event at the South Philadelphia Library, in conjunction with the of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the library's youth programs, and one of our youth programs, the . Teens played a trivia game with the Karabots Junior Fellows educator, Kevin Impellizeri, and then had a question-and-answer session with , MD, MPH, MSPHR, of the VEC and the Philadelphia Department of Health. Teen videographers filmed the event and put together this video together. We hope you'll watch and share and join in the !



Here's a short version of the video if you'd like to share it. Use the hashtag #2018teenhealth to connect with people all over the world who are observing Global Teen Health Week.

Many thanks to all of the teens who participated and especially to our teen filmmakers!

There are many resources for teens on this website about vaccines that are recommended for them and about immunization concepts in general. The page also has lesson plans for teachers to use when they want to cover concepts related to pathogens, the immune system, and vaccination.


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