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Immunization Information for Infants,
Adolescents & Adults

Most parents today have never seen a case of diphtheria, measles, or other once-common diseases now preventable by vaccines. As a result, some parents wonder why their children must receive shots for diseases that do not seem to exist. Myths and misinformation about vaccine safety abound and can confuse parents who are trying to make sound decisions about their children's healthcare.

For more information, and to assist parents with their questions, visit the links below.

Immunization Chart for ages 0–6 years

When should children be immunized?

Immunization Schedules
(CDC Web site)

Children age 6 and younger

Preteens and Teens

General Vaccine and Immunization Information

More specific information from the CDC

Seasonal Influenza

Recommended immunization schedule for persons aged 0 through 6 years --- United States, 2010
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years---United States, 2010. MMWR 2010;58(51&52).