Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Why are Vaccinations So Important?
Did you know that you have the power to protect your child from dangerous illnesses like measles, whooping cough, tetanus and hepatitis? Being a parent is a big responsibility, and the best thing you can do for your child’s health is to have them vaccinated.
Vaccinations are some of the most important tools available for preventing disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccinations not only protect our children, but also protect the community by reducing the spread of potentially serious diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor’s visits, hospitalizations and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents to lose time from work. So be sure to keep track of those vaccine schedules.
Here are some printable schedules of recommended Immunizations from the CDC:
- 2013 Recommended Immunizations for Children Birth to 6 Years Old (English)
- 2013 Recommended Immunizations for Children Birth to 6 Years Old (Spanish)
- 2013 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7 to 18 Years Old (English)
- 2013 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7 to 18 Years Old (Spanish)
For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov.