Keep on Schedule: Teens Need Vaccines


December 22, 2017 by: Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR, FAAP

Teen vaccine

One of our nation’s most successful public health accomplishments is our ability to prevent many infectious diseases through vaccination. Vaccines prevent major causes of illness and even death in young children – and we now have newer vaccines to prevent infectious diseases in teens and young adults. Teens are at highest risk for getting sick…

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Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSPHR, is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a core faculty member of PolicyLab and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at CHOP, and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As faculty for the Global Health program at CHOP, she works with projects in both Botswana and the Dominican Republic as a researcher and mentor.

Kristen A. Feemster

Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR, FAAP