Immunizations for Infants & Children
Protecting your child from disease may be the most important thing you can do for his or her health. Immunizations (sometimes called shots or vaccines) will help keep your child safe from serious diseases. Diseases such as polio, measles and pertussis (whooping cough) are still around. It is important for your child to get all the shots your doctor recommends on time. Immunizations have been proven to be safe and effective tool in the prevention of serious childhood diseases like measles, chickenpox and polio. Most of the recommended vaccines are given in infancy with booster shots at the time of school entry. Children who did not receive all the recommended immunizations as babies should get the doses that they missed before entering school to be sure that they are fully protected.