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Immunization Education

Vaccines save lives

Immunization EducationVaccines, also known as immunizations, have saved more children’s lives than any other medical advance.

Children, teenagers, and adults should be vaccinated. Some adult vaccines not only protect adults from diseases but also prevent adults from passing the disease onto their children.  Getting your entire family vaccinated against the flu will protect everyone from the flu virus. Vaccinating adults against Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, with the Tdap vaccine will protect babies from getting this deadly disease. 

Vaccines are proven to be safe

Every vaccine has been studied in thousands of children before it is recommended for use.  Vaccines do NOT cause autism.  Several studies involving tens of thousands of children both in the United States and Europe have proven that no vaccine causes autism.

Vaccines are proven to work

Vaccines are 85% - 98% effective at preventing many deadly diseases.

Vaccines are necessary to protect children

Vaccines protect children from many infections that can cause:

  • High fevers
  • Breathing problems and pneumonia
  • Uncontrollable coughing
  • Brain injury and brain damage
  • Deafness
  • Blindness
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Death

Thousands of children in the United Sates become ill each year from diseases that could have been prevented from a vaccine. Many of these children become severely disable or die from these diseases.

Visit these websites for accurate information about vaccines:

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

http://www.vaccineinformation.org/