How do vaccine combinations work?

Written by Clinical Research Associates Staff


Typically at the routine pre-adolescent doctor’s visit (age 11-12), your adolescent receives a vaccine. In recent years, there have been a number of new vaccines developed for this age group as well as older teenagers. These vaccines are designed to protect against dangerous diseases like meningitis and cervical cancer.

Recently, vaccines have been developed that combine multiple vaccines in one shot. This eliminates the need for multiple office visits. Although in most cases the vaccines themselves are not new, the combinations require research to ensure safety and effectiveness.