Family Support

July|Aug 2018

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Childhood Immunizations


Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly — especially in infants and young children.  

Check the schedule for the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your child has missed any vaccine, check with your child’s doctor about getting your child back on track.

Source:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/protecting-children/index.html

Preteen and Teen Immunizations


This schedule summarizes the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for currently licensed vaccines for preteens and teens from 7 through 18 years of age. Check the schedule for the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your child has missed any vaccine, check with your child’s doctor about getting your child back on track.

Source:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/preteen-teen.html