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Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations
Immunizations have protected millions of children from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about immunizations and find out exactly what they do - and what they don't.
How Can I Comfort My Baby During Shots?
Find out what the experts have to say.
Your Child’s Immunizations: Influenza Vaccine
Find out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.
How Many Doses of Flu Vaccine Does My Child Need?
Knowing the doctor-recommended flu vaccination schedule can be confusing. Use this tool to help you understand how many doses your child needs.
Why Is Hand Washing So Important?
Did you know that proper hand washing is the best way to keep from getting sick? Here's how to teach this all-important habit to your kids.
Which vaccines does your child need to receive and when? Use this immunization schedule as a handy reference.
What Are Germs?
Germs are the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease. With a little prevention, you can keep harmful germs out of your family's way.
Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?
The flu itself generally isn't dangerous, but its complications can be. That's why it's important for you and your doctor to determine whether your family can and should get the flu vaccine.
Too Late for the Flu Vaccine?
The flu vaccine is usually offered between September and mid-November. Even though it's best to get it then, being vaccinated later can still help protect against the flu.
Your Child’s Immunizations
Immunizations protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. Find out what vaccines your child needs to grow up healthy.