For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children
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On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
Find age-specific vaccine information for your child from birth through 18 years.
Learn about how vaccines work, vaccine safety and risks, and answers to common questions.
Find out what to do before, during and after your child’s vaccine visit.
Review the 16 diseases prevented by vaccines recommended for children and teens.
Learn about immunization records and state vaccine requirements for child care and school.
Review estimates of the number of babies and teens who have received recommended vaccines.
Find out which vaccines your family needs if you are traveling to another country.
Find fact sheets, links to videos, and additional educational resources.