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Why Vaccination is Important

Vaccination can prevent certain deadly diseases in infants, children, and teens. Diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children have either been eliminated completely or are close to extinction. Vaccination protects your child and can protect others around them who are either too young or aren’t able to be vaccinated. For more information about vaccines and timelines for vaccinations, visit the following websites:
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

HealthyChildren.org: Immunizations
HealthyChildren.org: Vaccine Preventable Diseases

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. 

The CDC: Vaccinations & Immunizations

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) comprises medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on the use of vaccines in the civilian population of the United States. The recommendations stand as public health guidance for safe use of vaccines and related biological products.

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