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HEALTH TOPICS

Vaccination and Your Child

There is no reason to watch your child suffer from a childhood disease if there is a good way to prevent it. And there are ways to prevent many of the conditions that used to be a common part of growing up. Vaccines have proven their effectiveness against childhood diseases time after time. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Why vaccinate?

Vaccination is still the best way to protect your child against many serious childhood infectious diseases.

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Vaccination and antibiotic resistance

Lately, antibiotics that used to work well to treat infections are suddenly no longer working. Find out more about the threat of antibiotic resistance.

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Knowing when to vaccinate

Make vaccination a part of your child's growing up. A general vaccination schedule can tell you exactly what vaccines your child should receive, and when.

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Vaccine safety

The dangers of diseases that could have been prevented with vaccines are many times greater than the risks of a serious reaction to the vaccine.

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