Childhood Immunizations &Vaccinations

Childhood immunization has significantly reduced the number of children affected by devastating diseases. Learn more about the role of vaccines in your child's life.

Vaccinations Overview

Vaccinations Overview

What do you need to know about immunization? Get the facts about childhood vaccinations.

Why is it Important?

Why is it Important?

Vaccinations are recommended for infants and children to prevent a variety of preventable diseases.

Myths Busted

Myths Busted

Some parents claim that vaccines can have a negative impact on infants and children. What is the evidence?

Immunization Schedule

Immunization Schedule

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.

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!

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Wayne Yankus, M.D.

Guest Editor

Wayne Yankus, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Yankus has been practicing general pediatric medicine in New Jersey since 1979. He is Board certified in pediatrics and is past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American
Academy of Pediatrics.

Editor: Laura Kauffman, Ph.D.