Immunization Saves Lives!
The National Immunization Program’s Childhood Immunization Schedule lists the ages at which each vaccine or series of shots should be given. If you have any other questions about what vaccinations your child needs and when, check with your child’s physician or other health-care professional. The following organizations provide additional helpful information on childhood immunizations:
•Features important information for parents, “10 Tips on Evaluating Immunization Information” and a list of common misconceptions about vaccinations.
• Immunization Action Coalition Promotes physician, community and family awareness of, and responsibility for, appropriate immunization of all children and adults against all vaccine-preventable diseases. Documents on this site evaluate and report on concerns about vaccine safety, in particular the possible link between the use of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.
• National Immunization Program In addition to schedules, this federal program also offers a vaccine quiz (to help you determine if immunization is needed), safety reports, FAQs and more.