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See how one family made sure their young child got the vaccinations he needed to prevent serious illnesses


Meningococcal Disease

Teens and preteens should be vaccinated against this serious disease.

10 Reasons To Get Vaccinated

There are many important reasons to get vaccinated. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are up-to-date on the vaccines that are right for you.

Help Protect Babies from Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a serious disease that can cause babies to stop breathing. You can help protect babies from whooping cough by getting your vaccine and making sure your baby gets his vaccines.

Protect Your Daughters from Cervical Cancer

HPV vaccination can protect your children from several types of cancers, including cervical cancer. Get HPV vaccine for your sons and daughters at ages 11-12 to protect them from cancers caused by HPV infections.

Fight the Flu!

December 6-12th is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you haven't gotten your flu vaccine yet, now's the time! An annual flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent this serious illness.

Flu-Free, Healthy Travel this Winter

Whether traveling to warmer weather or a snow-filled adventure, make sure the flu is not your travel companion. Get a flu vaccine if you haven’t already done so.

Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Your need for immunization doesn't end when you become an adult. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious diseases.

What You Should Know for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season

While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on vaccines.

Preteens and Teens Need Vaccines, Too.

Preteens and teens are at greater risk for certain vaccine-preventable diseases, like meningitis and the cancers caused by HPV infection. Making sure vaccines are up-to-date helps keep middle schoolers, high schoolers and those entering college or the workforce healthy.

Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Mom and Baby

It is best if women are up-to-date on their vaccines before becoming pregnant, and should receive both a flu vaccine and a whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy. These vaccines protect the mother by preventing illness and complications, and also pass on protection to the baby.

Vaccines—Not Just for Kids!

All adults, regardless of age, should stay up-to-date on recommended vaccines. Those living with chronic conditions, older adults and those planning to travel abroad may have special vaccination needs and should speak with their healthcare providers, like doctors or pharmacists, about it.

Give Kids a Healthy Start—Get Them Vaccinated On Time, Every Time.

Vaccinating children according to the recommended schedule is one of the best ways to protect them from harmful and potentially deadly diseases, like measles and whooping cough. More so, vaccines help to protect both the child who is administered the vaccine and the communities in which s/he interacts.

Get Ready for Summer Travel

Before you travel internationally, ensure that you are up to date on all your routine vaccines, as well as travel vaccines.

Protect Your Baby with Immunization

Immunization is one of the best ways parents can protect their infants from 14 serious childhood diseases before age 2. Vaccinate your child according to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule for safe, proven disease protection.

Vaccines, a Strong Record of Safety

Vaccines to prevent disease are continuously monitored and have an excellent safety profile. Learn more about the systems to ensure vaccines are safe and effective. 

Protect Your Child against Hib Disease​

Make sure your child gets all doses of Hib vaccine for best protection against Hib disease.

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Last reviewed: October 2015