Vaccine Information Statements - Immunization Schedules
In the United States, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national
organizations advise people about which immunizations they should get and when.
Immunization schedules are for healthy children,
teens, and adults as well as for people who have health problems and other
circumstances, including pregnancy,
diabetes. To see or print a list of recommended immunizations based on
your age, past immunization history, and other factors, see the CDC immunization schedules at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html.
Children and teens in the United States usually need proof that all their
immunizations are up-to-date before they can start
school or day care. Also, students of any age entering college usually need to
have a written record showing that their immunizations are up-to-date.
It's not easy to spot the symptoms of meningitis. People often confuse the early signs and symptoms of meningitis with the flu. In fact, meningitis may come on the heels of a flu-like illness or infection. That's why it's important to stay alert, learn the hallmark signs and symptoms of meningitis, and act quickly. It may help save a life.