Top 4 Reasons to Vaccinate (and When)
Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect yourself, your family
and the community you live in. Smallpox, one of the most horrible diseases
in history, no longer exists thanks to vaccines.
Here are four more reasons you should vaccinate:
- Vaccines protect us from preventable, contagious diseases, any of which
could can cause complications and even death.
- Diseases, like polio, are becoming rare in the US because we have been
vaccinating against them.
- If we stop vaccinating now, disease outbreaks could happen again. The only
way to eliminate a disease is to keep immunizing against it.
- Vaccine-preventable diseases still exist and can be passed on to children
too young to be vaccinated or people with compromised immune systems who
can’t be vaccinated.
Never underestimate the value of vaccines in protecting your health, the
health of your children and the health of future generations. Vaccines
are safe, but like any other medicine, have risks and possible side effects.
can help you make informed decisions.
Below you’ll find links to the CDC’s immunization schedules, by age.