Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows. Even though most infants and toddlers have received all recommended vaccines by age 2, many under-immunized children remain, leaving the potential for outbreaks of disease. Many adolescents and adults are under-immunized as well, missing opportunities to protect themselves against diseases such as Hepatitis B, influenza, and pneumococcal disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This guide helps parents and caregivers learn about the role vaccines play in helping keep children healthy and includes information on preparing for an immunization office visit. The color booklet includes a glossary and list of resources and is illustrated with children’s artwork. Read online, download, or order a printed booklet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
There’s no greater joy than helping your baby grow up healthy and happy. That’s why most parents choose immunization. Giving your baby the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect him from 14 serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough. Learn more about the many reasons why to vaccinate you child.
Visit CDC Website for more information: http://www.cdc.gov/VACCINes/parents/index.html
Simply put, vaccines save lives. You have the power to protect your baby from dangerous illnesses like measles, tetanus and hepatitis. Being a parent is a big responsibility, and the best thing you can do for your child’s health is to learn the facts so that you can make the best choices.
Vaccination rates in the US are dropping and illnesses we previously eradicated are coming back with a vengeance. For example, just yesterday California declared a whooping cough epidemic. It really doesn’t have to be this way. You Tube Vox
Because of the success of vaccines in preventing disease in the United States, parents are often unaware that their children are still at risk for many serious and life-threatening diseases. The recent outbreaks of pertussis around the country and in New Jersey are a reminder of ongoing risks.