Need Childhood Vaccine Info? Find It Here
Giving your child all the recommended immunizations is the best way to protect him from 16 serious diseases. Visit this website designed just for parents to learn about the vaccines that your child needs.
As a parent—whether you have a newborn baby or a college-bound freshman—you do everything you can to keep your child safe and healthy. From securing a baby gate, to providing nutritious meals, to getting the brakes checked on your teen's car, their well-being is your top priority.
Vaccination is another important way you can protect your child. Vaccinating your child according to the recommended schedule is one of the best ways you can protect them from 16 serious diseases. To learn more about these diseases and the vaccines that prevent them, talk to your child's doctor and visit CDC's website for parents.
Adults Need Immunizations Too!
Your need for immunizations doesn't end when you reach adulthood. And, if you are pregnant, there are vaccines you should receive before, during and after pregnancy. Protect your health and your family's health by staying up-to-date with your own vaccines. Learn what vaccines you need.
Childhood Vaccination Fast Facts and In-depth Information
The vaccine website for parents was designed for parents with input from parents. You'll find age-specific information about all recommended infant, child, and teen vaccines. The information is organized so you can find quick answers to basic questions, or you can dig deeper for additional details including supporting research, data and statistics. In short, you'll have access to a wealth of information that is easy to find, understand, and use as you make immunization decisions for your child. Visit the site.
As you look through the site, you'll see:
- Vaccine information for your child at every age
- Easy-to-read immunization schedules
- Information about the 16 vaccine-preventable diseases
- Vaccine safety information, including possible side effects and how safety is monitored
- How to find and keep your own vaccination records
- Vaccines for traveling
- Where to get help for paying for vaccines
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- Page last reviewed: June 9, 2014
- Page last updated: June 9, 2014
- Content source:
- National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases
- Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs