New Guidelines Emphasize Timely Teen Vaccination

See the American Academy of Pediatrics' new immunization schedule.

ByABC News
January 31, 2011, 5:27 PM

Feb. 1, 2011— -- ABC chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser discussed the latest vaccination schedule updates released by the American Academy of Pediatrics today on "Good Morning America."

"The new vaccination schedule draws more importance to vaccinate teens," Besser said. "Even though our kids may have gotten a vaccine when they were young, we know that as we get older, protection wears off."

More frequent visits to the doctor make it easier for babies to get all of their recommended vaccines. But it's harder to keep up with vaccines as a child gets older, Besser said.

Here are the latest vaccine recommendations for all ages released by the American Academy of Pediatrics:

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