Immunizations are the number one public health achievement of the last century, saving millions of lives and preventing illness and lifelong disability in millions more. Many childhood diseases now preventable by vaccines often resulted in hospitalization, death or lifelong consequences only a few decades ago. Without immunizations, serious outbreaks of many of the diseases we are now protected from can reoccur. See 2015 Immunization Schedule.
As a parent, you want to give your child a healthy start in life. Getting your child vaccinated is one of your first big parental decisions. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there. So it’s important to question what you read and hear – and check where it came from. We want you to know the facts. Physicians and infectious disease experts have reviewed and verified all the information and resources on this web site.
Immunization is the single most important way parents can protect their children from serious diseases. This makes the decision to immunize your child an important one, especially since there are no effective alternatives to immunization.
The vaccine schedule below is recommended by the CDC, the AAP and most physicians. It is reviewed annually by a diverse group of healthcare providers and public health officials and changed as necessary to include the latest research and safety guidelines.
See our brochure Vaccines for Your Child – Separating Fact from Fiction:
Download Handout for Parents
See our brochure It’s Time to Think about Immunizations:
Download Handout for Pregnant Women