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 the most vulnerable to them. This includes supporting your baby’s developing immune system.

Learn more about your child’s vaccination schedule.

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What are vaccines made of?

Vaccines are made of a combination of ingredients. Every one serves a specific purpose, from preserving the vaccine to making it more effective.

Find out more about vaccine ingredients.

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How can I make the vaccination appointment easier for my child (and me)?

From cuddling your baby to distracting your child with a toy, there are many strategies that can be used before and during the appointment to help reduce pain and anxiety.

Get tips for the next vaccination appointment.

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Deciding to vaccinate

How vaccines work, vaccine effectiveness, why vaccines are needed, how vaccines are given

Vaccine safety, concerns and side effects

Vaccines and autism, vaccine side effects, vaccine reactions, vaccine safety, vaccine ingredients

Diseases that vaccines prevent

List of vaccine-preventable diseases, their symptoms and possible complications

When to vaccinate your child

Your child's vaccination schedule, where to get vaccinated, what to do if you move or travel abroad

What to expect at the vaccination appointment

Tips for before, during and after the vaccination