Raising a child comes with many decisions. Having your child vaccinated is one of the most important decisions you can make. It not only protects your child but it helps protect people in your family and your community. It might be a friend or relative who has cancer and cannot get certain vaccines, your child’s school classmates, or your friend's newborn baby who is too young to be fully vaccinated. When everyone in a community who can get vaccinated does get vaccinated, it helps to build a circle of protection. It helps prevent the spread of disease and can slow or stop a disease outbreak.
Getting your children ready for child care or school is the perfect time to make sure they are up-to-date with their immunizations. Vaccines protect children from diseases and keep them healthy.
If you do not have health insurance or if it does not cover vaccines, visit the Vaccines for Children page for more information about vaccines offered to children through age 18 years.
|Vaccination gives you the power to protect your child from vaccine preventable diseases. Contact your child’s health care provider to see what vaccinations are recommended!|
- Adult Immunization Scheduler, 19 years of age and older. Once this tool is downloaded, it can be use to determine the vaccines you need according to the Adult Immunization Schedule.
- Adults Need Immunizations, Too!
- After the Shots - What to do if your child has discomfort
- Cocooning Protects Babies, Everyone in a babies life needs to be vaccinated
- Combination Vaccines
- Everyone Needs Vaccinations
- Exemptions for Children
- Fun and Education Activities
- Health Care Providers She's Relying on You …
- How to Hold Your Child During Vaccinations
- Infant/Child Immunization Scheduler, Birth through 6 years. This catch-up Immunization Scheduler uses a child's birth date and vaccination history to automatically create a personalized vaccination schedule.
- Infant Immunizations FAQ
- Information about Vaccines and the Diseases They Prevent
- Parents Guide to Childhood Immunizations, Learn about the role vaccines plays in helping keep children healthy
- Preteen/Teens Immunization Scheduler, 7 through 18 years of age. Once this tool is downloaded, it can be used to determine the vaccines you need according to the Adolescent Immunization Schedule.
- Protect Yourself to Protect Your Baby
- Start Protecting Your Baby at Birth with Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Tips for a Less Stressful Shot Visit
- Unprotected People Reports: Real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases
- Additional stories
- Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Form (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.
- Vaccine Safety (Journey to Your Child’s Vaccine)
- Vaccine Information Statements (VIS), a document that providers give to patients prior to receiving a vaccine that talks about the benefits and risks of receiving a specific vaccine.
- Vaccines When Your Child Is Sick
- What if you don't immunize your child?
- What Vaccines Do I Need?
Adobe Acrobat Reader format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.