Why Vaccinate

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.

Well-Child Visits
Well-child visits are essential

As communities open up, it’s important your child goes in for their well-child visit.

Well-child visits are essential
Making the Vaccine Decision
Father kissing happy baby

Learn all about vaccines and immunity, what vaccines are made of, and how they are kept safe.

Your Baby's Immune System
Baby flexing his muscles

Vaccines work with your child’s immune system to prevent various serious diseases.

Combination Vaccines
Close-up of vials of vaccines

See the common combination vaccines and how they protect your child against more than one disease with a single shot.

Risks of Delaying or Skipping Vaccines
Graphic showing the concept of risk

Children do not receive any known benefits from delaying, skipping, or rejecting vaccines entirely.

Page last reviewed: August 1, 2019