Immunizations (otherwise known as vaccinations or shots) have saved tens of thousands of lives. However, the immunization schedule can be very confusing. Because the body needs to build up protection against certain diseases, your child often needs more than one dose of vaccine.
- Children 0 through 6 years of age
- Catch-Up Immunization Scheduler 6 years and younger
- Immunization Scheduler 7 years through 18 years
What Vaccines Should Children Have?
Several major medical groups including the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have developed the "Childhood Immunization Schedule, US":
Information on Selected Childhood Vaccines for Adolescents
What You Should Know About Vaccine Exemptions
Fun and Educational Activities
- Flu Fighter Coloring Book is provided compliments of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national program that monitors the safety of vaccines after they are licensed. It is an early warning public health system where people can report vaccine concerns that helps CDC ad FDA detect possible side effects or adverse events following vaccination.
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