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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.
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response. Get vaccinated now so that you will be protected all season long!
Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests (such as the Pap test), and vaccines to prevent HPV infections are available.
Pregnant women are at grater risk of complications if they catch the flu. Getting vaccinated helps protect you and your unborn baby from influenza.
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.
The website you’ve come to rely on for the latest in vaccine recommendations and tips to stay healthy is now available in Spanish! Read more about the great new features available in English and Spanish.
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.
As kids get older, protection provided by some vaccines given during childhood can begin to wear off. Preteen and teen vaccines not only help protect them, but also their friends, community and family members.
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.
A 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.
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.
School is out for the summer in many areas, and for some families, that means it’s an exciting time to get ready for camp!
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.
More measles cases were reported this year than since 1996, mostly among unvaccinated persons who traveled internationally. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from measles.
Get The Picture: Childhood Immunizations
Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Running Time: (6:27) Release Date: 4/13/2009
After talking with parents across the country, CDC put together this short video to help answer the tough questions that real moms had about childhood immunizations. Understanding the importance of vaccines is crucial for you to protect your children’s health. Read the script