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Take the mystery out of vaccination

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Although getting a shot can sound scary, vaccinations are the best way to keep yourself safe from many diseases. But how do they work? Which ones do you or your children need? What are the side effects of vaccines? You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Most children should follow the same immunization schedule, including booster shots for older kids. Several vaccinations are also recommended for teens and adults. Traveling to certain areas, attending college, or starting a new job may require shots too. Learn which vaccinations are right for you.

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Do I really need to get vaccinated?

Immunizations, or vaccinations, protect you and the people around you. They keep you and your family from catching serious and often untreatable diseases. Even though some of these diseases have almost disappeared in the U.S., you can still get them from travelers if you’re not vaccinated. Fortunately, most vaccines are free or don’t cost much—in fact, getting immunized costs less than getting treated for the diseases the shots protect you from! Learn more about how immunizations protect entire populations—including you and the people you care about most.

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Everything you need to know about your child’s vaccinations

As a parent, you probably have many questions about your child’s vaccinations. Are vaccines really needed? Which shots do they need, and when? What are the possible side effects of vaccinations? Are immunizations safe? Is it okay to skip shots when a child is sick? We’ve put together some of your most frequently asked questions about immunizations so you can get straight answers. Learn more about vaccinating your children to keep them—and everyone around them—healthy and safe.

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The flu shot: fact vs. fiction

The CDC recommends flu shots for everyone age 6 months and older. So why doesn’t everyone get a flu shot? Unfortunately, a few common myths scare people away. For example, some people worry that you can get the flu from a flu shot. The belief that the flu “isn’t that bad” can also lull people into thinking they don’t need the vaccine. Learn the truth about flu shots so you can stay healthy this winter.

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