Things you need to know about immunizations
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines – some people are hospitalized, some even die. Immunization is our best protection against these diseases.
Are vaccines safe?
The United States’ long-standing vaccine safety program closely and constantly monitors the safety of vaccines. Learn how CDC works to ensure the safety of vaccines in the US.
Why should I vaccinate my child?
On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.