You protect them every day. So do vaccines.
Why are vaccines given on a specific schedule?
Vaccination schedules are carefully studied and designed to give the best possible protection for children against serious diseases, when they're most vulnerable to them.
What about the possible reactions to vaccines?
It's common to experience mild side effects after vaccination. A reaction usually means that the body is responding well to the vaccine and building immunity. Serious vaccine side effects and reactions are very rare.
How contagious is measles?
Measles is one of the most contagious diseases. You don't have to be in close contact with someone to be infected. If you're unvaccinated, you can catch measles even two hours after an infected person has left the same room.
Learn how to protect those you love. Get the facts.
How vaccines work, vaccine effectiveness, why vaccines are needed, how vaccines are given
Vaccines and autism, vaccine side effects, vaccine reactions, vaccine safety, vaccine ingredients
List of vaccine-preventable diseases, their symptoms and possible complications
Your child's vaccination schedule, where to get vaccinated, what to do if you move or travel abroad
Tips for before, during and after the vaccination