Basics and Common Questions
What You Need to Know
Immunization: Why is it Important?
Both parents and providers seek information about why immunizing is so important to the individual, community, and worldwide.
- Why Immunize?
- How Vaccines Prevent Diseases
Includes illustrations to help you better understand how vaccines protect children from diseases.
- Understanding How Vaccines Work [2 pages]
Explains how the immune system responds to vaccines to build immunity.
- Vaccines: Unprotected Stories
Parents tell true stories of how a vaccine-preventable disease sickened their child and impacted their family.
- The Importance of Childhood Immunizations
- Parents: What You Need to Know
Immunization: The Basics
Information explaining the basics about immunizations and vaccinations can be found here.
Answers to common and frequently asked questions about vaccinating, the creditability of information on the Internet, etc.
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