The Benton-Franklin Health District is reminding parents that the Washington State Childhood Vaccine Program provides vaccines to all children under age 19 in the state.
The vaccines are free, although there may be costs associated with administration, a news release said.
Booster shots for whooping cough at age 11 and meningitis at age 16 now are recommended, the release said.
“Older teenagers who did not receive those shots at the recommended age should get those booster shots now in order to be up to date with their shots and to be fully protected against these diseases,” the release said.
For more information about vaccines for teens, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/vaccines.