Myths and Facts: Safety of Vaccines
- Pregnancy and Vaccinations
To prevent disease, here’s a list of vaccines you should get when you’re pregnant and why.
- What Are Boosters?
There are several kinds of booster shots meant to “remind” your immune system. How exactly do they work, and which ones are recommended?
- Required vs. Recommended Immunizations
The CDC puts together an annual immunization schedule for all ages in the U.S. Some are required, while others are recommended. But what’s the difference?
- Traveling and Immunizations
Before crossing a border, it’s best to make sure you have the right shots. Travel vaccines can protect you from diseases not normally found in the U.S.
- Fast Facts: Vaccines and Immunizations
Did you know there are more than 20 life-threatening diseases that can be prevented with vaccines? Here are a few more interesting facts on the subject.
- How Vaccines Stopped Smallpox
In the 18th century, smallpox killed 3 out of 10 people. Follow this deadly disease through the centuries, from the first cases to the last.
- Immunization Timeline: Major Milestones
Immunizations are widely regarded as one of the greatest inventions of mankind, responsible for preventing widespread illness and death.
- Health Check: Childhood Immunization Schedule - August
Immunizations are critical in protecting children against damaging and potentially life-threatening diseases.
- The Truth About Vaccines
Vaccines protect your health and save lives around the world. Here is what you should know.
- What to Know About Vaccines and ‘Herd Immunity’
Vaccines dramatically lower your risk of catching and spreading an infectious disease. But it also protects others with a compromised immune system.
- How Whooping Cough Spreads
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects your lungs and airways. Learn more about how it spreads.
- Why the Whooping Cough Vaccine Is Important
Whooping cough is a very contagious bacteria, so vaccination is an important step to avoid it.
- Measles: Quick Facts About the Vaccine and How It Spreads
Measles is a contagious virus that mainly affects babies and young children. Learn about how it spreads, dangerous complications, and the vaccine.
- Who Should Take the Flu Vaccine?
Is it safe for babies, pregnant women, and the elderly to get the flu vaccine?
- Kids and Vaccines
Are vaccines safe? And why is it so important to protect your children against contagious diseases?
- Measles on a Comeback
Measles was eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. But it’s made a comeback, and we’re now facing an epidemic.
- Spacing Out Child Vaccines
Should I space out my baby’s immunizations or follow the CDC guidelines of two, four, and six months?
- Baby Vaccine Reactions
If my baby has a reaction to a vaccine, when should I call my pediatrician?
- Baby Vaccine Pain Relief
How can I help my baby overcome the pain of a vaccination needle?
- Should Kids Get the HPV Vaccine?
Should I have my daughter get the HPV vaccine?
- Pneumonia Vaccines for Children
What vaccines can I give to protect my child from pneumonia?
- Do Children Need the Flu Shot?
Why should I give my child a flu shot?
- Is There a Vaccine/Autism Link?
Is there a connection between autism and childhood vaccinations?
- Meningitis: Are You at Risk?
There are more common dangers than swine flu. Are you and your child prepared?