Vaccines allow kids to keep playing and learning rather than staying home sick. It's hard to see the benefits of vaccines, because when vaccines work, we don’t see anything dramatic. Kids and communities simply stay healthy.
Our current childhood vaccine schedule protects kids (birth through 6 years) against 14 diseases! These diseases are nasty, too. They can cause kids to be sick for days, hospitalized, afflicted with lifelong disabilities, and in some cases, to die. Vaccines protect against:
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Download the current vaccine schedule here.
Get all the facts you need about vaccine-preventable diseases, how easily they spread, and the best time to protect kids. Check these websites: