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Need Childhood Vaccine Info? Find It Here

Photo: Doctor talking to mother and childAs 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 or visit CDC’s website for parents.

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. In short, you’ll have access to a wealth of easy-to-find, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-use information to guide you as you make immunization decisions for your child.

At the site, you can find vaccine information based on your child’s age. The information is so you can find quick answers to basic questions, or you can dig deeper for additional details including supporting research, data and statistics. Visit the site.

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.

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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