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For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

What Are the Reasons to Vaccinate Your Baby?

Father with infant.There's no greater joy than helping your baby grow up healthy and happy. That's why most parents choose immunization. Giving your baby the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect him from 14 serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough.

Learn more about the many reasons to vaccinate your baby.

Protect your child at every age. Click on your child's age group for vaccine information.

View or print age-specific vaccine information [252 KB, 27 pages]

Learn More About Preteen and Teen Vaccines

Are preteen and teen vaccines on your radar?
VFC Infographic: 20 Years of Protection

The Vaccines For Children program has helped prevent diseases and save lives…big time! [enlarged view]

Watch The Immunization Baby Book

Infant taking a bath.

Learn what vaccines your child needs, when they are needed, and why it is so important to follow the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule as you flip through this video baby book (4:04 mins) on CDC-TV or on YouTube.


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