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As an adult, you can protect your children by keeping their vaccinations up to date. Find out about updates to the vaccines that children need.
Cervical cancer is highly preventable! HPV vaccines protect against the type of HPV that most commonly cause cervical cancer.
One of the best ways to protect children from measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases is to vaccinate them on time. Check your child's medical records to see if he or she is up to date on vaccinations.
An annual flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent this serious illness. Get yours now!
Pregnant women are at grater risk of complications if they catch the flu. Getting vaccinated helps protect you and your unborn baby from influenza.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program celebrates 20 years! This program offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children through VFC-enrolled doctors. In this feature, learn more about the VFC program.
The National Vaccine Program Office, in partnership with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, created a mapping tool as a resource for researchers, providers, and health care workers to track influenza (flu) vaccination claims rates of Medicare beneficiaries in real-time.
Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated against the flu!
From infants to senior citizens, vaccines are an easy way to protect yourself and others from serious diseases and infections. Take the time to make sure that you and your loved ones have received all of the vaccinations you need.
The new school year is a great time to get caught up on immunizations. Learn more about the vaccines kids, pre-teens and teens need to stay healthy.
Summer means lots of time outside, which means a greater risk for cuts and scrapes that can lead to tetanus. Stay safe this summer, and make sure the whole family is up-to-date on their tetanus boosters!
Keep your family safe when traveling overseas. Measles is very contagious and can cause serious illness, even death. Get vaccinated before you go. Watch your health when you return.
School will be letting out for summer soon. For many families, that means it’s time to get ready for camp! Make sure your whole family is up-to-date on recommended vaccines as part of your preparations for camp.
May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. This silent epidemic affects more than 5 million Americans who suffer from chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections. Learn more about how to reduce the burden of illness and death from these diseases.
Vaccines have contributed to a significant reduction in many childhood infectious diseases and led to the elimination of others. Learn more about a Parents' Guide to Kids' Vaccines.
Immunization is one of the best ways parents can protect their infants from 14 serious childhood diseases before age two. Check to see if your baby is up to date on immunizations.
World Immunization Week – aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
During the month of April, we can assist in uniting towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities through vaccines!
Adults need vaccines too. The new Vaccine Finder is a free online service that helps consumers locate nearby vaccine providers (like pharmacies and health clinics). Find adult vaccine providers near you.
Flu season isn't over yet. It's still important that those at risk for complications from the flu get vaccinated, even this late in the flu season. Having heart disease puts you at risk for serious health complications if you get the flu. Get the flu shot today to protect your health and your heart.
Many infants who get pertussis are infected by parents, older siblings, or other caregivers who might not even know they have the disease. Everyone needs to get vaccinated! Learn more about pertussis and vaccine recommendations for infants, children, teens, and adults.
Whether traveling to warmer weather or a snow-filled adventure, make sure the flu is not part of your trip.
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?
The American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control, United Nations Foundation, UNICEF and the World Health Organization announce a new global strategy to eliminate both measles and rubella.
Meningitis is a serious disease that causes inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Some people, such as college freshman living in dorms or others living in close quarters, are particularly at risk of contracting the disease. Learn more about the vaccines that can prevent meningitis.
There are two vaccines that protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. If we protect girls now, we could reduce disease and cancer due to HPV. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about HPV vaccines.
Travel within the U.S. or to other countries can be a great opportunity for volunteerism or for work, fun and relaxation, but also can mean exposure to disease. Make sure you and your loved ones are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases that may be only a plane ride away.
Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) continue working toward the goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.