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  1. Whooping Cough Vaccine: FAQ

    Get answers to questions about DTaP and Tdap, the vaccines that prevent whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus.

  2. Young Childhood Immunizations

    Learn more about childhood immunizations -- what shots your child should get and when -- from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Immunizations - Bioterrorism and Immunizations

    The United States government has developed plans on how to respond to possible bioterrorism threats. Certain diseases have been identified that pose the greatest threat to the U.S. public. At this time, vaccines are available for only anthrax and smallpox. These immunizations are not currently available to or recommended for the general public. However, the government has advised vaccination for .

  4. Immunizations - Childhood Immunizations

    Recommended immunizationsThe U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend a specific childhood immunization schedule that includes immunizations for:7Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP). A total of five injections are usually given: four before 18 months of age and one at 4 to 6 years of

  5. Immunizations - Health Tools

    An interactive health tool about immunizations -- specifically, about whether you should get the flu shot and whether your daughter should get the HPV vaccine.

  6. Immunizations - Travel Immunizations

    Recommended immunizationsTalk with your health professional months in advance of a trip to determine whether any immunizations are recommended. Certain factors, such as your age and health, where you are going, and the length of your stay, affect your risk of disease and need for immunization. Your age and healthPeople with certain medical conditions, such as immune system problems, may have ...

  7. Immunizations - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about immunizations: What are immunizations? Why are they needed? What is the standard childhood immunization schedule? How can I keep track of my child's immunizations? (What is a PDF document?) What should I know about childhood immunizations? What should I know about immunizations during adolescence? What immunizations do adults need? What should I know about immunizations during ...

  8. Immunizations - Topic Overview

    What are immunizations?Immunizations, also called vaccinations, help protect you or your child from diseases. When you are given an immunization, you receive a vaccine that contains fragments of a disease organism or small amounts of a weakened disease organism. The vaccine causes your immune system to develop antibodies that can subsequently recognize and attack the organism if you are exposed ..

  9. Immunizations - Adolescent Immunizations

    Recommended immunizationsThe importance of continued immunizations between ages 11 and about 21 years (adolescence) is not always recognized. Adolescents need to continue their immunization series and receive booster shots for continued protection against diseases. Also, many teens were born after the current recommendations for certain vaccines, such as for hepatitis B, were established and thus

  10. Immunizations - Adult Immunizations

    Recommended immunizationsYour need for immunizations does not end when you reach adulthood. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, type and locations of travel, overall health, and previous immunizations. Tetanus and diphtheria immunizations need to be repeated (booster shots) every 10 years throughout adulthood in order to maintain .

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