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FamilyRaising 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.

Mother and childrenGetting 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 free vaccines offered to children through age 18 years.


Grandfather and baby 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!

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