Getting your child vaccinated is one of the best ways to keep your child healthy! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has specific recommendations for which vaccines your child should receive and when.
Did you know that vaccines can protect your children from up to 16 Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs)? The United States is at a record low rate for children who have these VPDs. We have less than 1% of children in our country who are zero dosed, which means they were never vaccinated. This very low percentage shows that the majority of caregivers, like yourself, find it important for their children to be vaccinated!
Along with protecting your child from those 16 preventable diseases, vaccines also significantly protect your baby from SIDS! If you were worried about vaccines causing SIDS, you can be rest assured that there is no evidence that SIDS is caused by immunizations. As a parent or caregiver, you are doing the best and safest thing for your baby by making sure they get their shots!
Below is the recommended immunizations schedule for children ages birth to 6 years old from the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics.
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