Skip to main content

Search
News

Study: Docs not talking to teens about vaccines

|

Study: Docs not talking to teens about vaccines

July 03, 2013

http://www.komonews.com/news/health/Study-Docs-not-talking-to-teens-about-vaccines-214164631.html

 

Source - KOMO TV


Seattle doctors rarely talk to adolescent patients about recommended vaccines, a new study reports. Patients in this age range should be offered vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, human papillomavirus and meningococcal disease, according to the study’s lead author, Dr. Rachel Katzenellenbogen of Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Jeff Wright, co-author of the study, discusses why teens may be missing out.

Press Contacts for Media Interviews

Email for Media Interviews
press@seattlechildrens.org
Phone for Media Interviews
206-987-4500
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific time (non-holidays)
Urgent After Hours for Media Interviews
206-987-2000
Call switchboard to page Media Relations staff on call

Latest News

Doctor’s Advice: How to enjoy the hot weather safely
7.11.14 — Q13 Fox

Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of emergency services at Seattle Children’s, discusses how to enjoy the hot weekend weather ... cont.

Teen Patient Gives MTV-Style Tour Of Seattle Children's Hospital
7.11.14 — Evening Magazine

A local teenager is using the “MTV Cribs” show format to show off an unlikely place: Seattle Children’s Hospital. This is the ... cont.

Seattle Scientist Trying To Disrupt HPV, Which Hacks Your Cells To Cause Cancer
7.11.14 — KPLU Radio

Most sexually-active people will pick up human papillomavirus at one time or another, and it’s very dangerous for a small ... cont.