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.

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

Your Baby's Immune System
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Vaccines work with your child’s immune system to prevent various serious diseases.

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

Page last reviewed: August 1, 2019