What do you need to know about immunization? Get the facts about childhood vaccinations.
Why is it Important?
Vaccinations are recommended for infants and children to prevent a variety of preventable diseases.
Some parents claim that vaccines can have a negative impact on infants and children. What is the evidence?
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following immunization schedules:
The Scoop on Individual Vaccines
Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.
Latest Vaccination News
Read here for more information on childhood vaccinations.
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- Rotavirus Vaccine Now Recommended for Infants
- FDA Issues Report About Rotavirus Vaccine and Intestinal Problem
- CDC Dismisses Rotavirus Vaccine and Intussusception Link
- Questions and Answers About Smallpox Vaccination while Pregnant or Breastfeeding
More Information on Immunization Schedules
Keeping Track of Your Child's Immunizations
Vaccinations and Immunizations Required for Kindergarten
Each state has slightly different requirements for vaccinations and birthday cut-off entry dates. We have gathered the information you need to make registering for kindergarten as easy as A - B- C!
Before vaccines became widely available, diseases like measles, polio and whooping cough were common in childhood, and...
Many Vaccine Information Statements are available in Spanish and other languages. See www.immunize.org/vis. Why get...
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