Vaccines are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. They provide protection against serious, and often deadly, infectious diseases. Thankfully, many of these serious infectious diseases are at (or near) record low levels in the United States because of vaccines. Unfortunately, recent outbreaks of pertussis and measles in the U.S. demonstrate the dangers of people not having the recommended vaccinations. By vaccinating on time, you can protect yourself, protect your family and also protect others in your community.
The recommended schedule of vaccines depends upon individual factors such age group, health status, pregnancy, and more. Information, recommendations, and resources for these and other important categories are available below.