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Vaccine-Preventable Childhood Diseases

 

At a Glance

In our mobile society, over a million people each day people travel to and from other countries, where many vaccine-preventable diseases remain relatively common. Without vaccines, epidemics of many preventable diseases could return, resulting in increased - and unnecessary - illness, disability, and death among children.

 

Protect Your Child

We have record or near record low levels of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases in the United States, but that does not mean these have disappeared. Many of the viruses and bacteria are still circulating in this country or are only a plane ride away. That’s why it’s important that children, especially infants and young children, receive recommended immunizations on time.

 

Child and Preteen/Teen Vaccination Schedules

For your convenience, print the easy-to-read infants and child (birth-6 years) immunization schedule and/or the preteen/teen (7-18 years) immunization schedule which indicates the recommended ages for routine administration of the currently licensed childhood vaccines. This schedule has been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

 

Descriptions of Vaccine-preventable Child Diseases

The following vaccine-preventable diseases, not long ago, disabled and killed millions of American children. Thanks to our country’s high childhood immunization coverage levels, these diseases are now very uncommon.

For print-friendly fact sheets, flyers, and posters about vaccines and the diseases they prevent in preteens and teens, consult the Print Materials for Preteens and Teens page.

 

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