Vaccines reduce your child’s risk of many serious infections that once killed or harmed many children and adults. There are different types of vaccines but they all work to strengthen your child’s immune system and help it remember how to fight the infection in the future. In addition to providing very important protection to your child, vaccines are also safe. Every vaccine undergoes extensive testing and investigation prior to being licensed by the FDA and CDC. Most people who get vaccines have mild or no side effects. For those who do have mild side effects, they can have mild soreness and redness at the site of injection, fever, fatigue, or body aches. These symptoms typically resolve within a few days. Serious side effects are extremely rare. For more information on vaccines you can visit the CDC website.

Common questions


What vaccines does my child need and when?

Children need various vaccines from birth through their teenage years. The specific vaccines and timing are outlined in immunization schedules provided by health authorities like the CDC or WHO.

Are vaccines safe for my child?

Yes, vaccines are rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness before being approved. They are continuously monitored for safety and are considered safe for most children.

Can vaccinations cause the disease they're supposed to prevent?

Vaccines do not cause the diseases they protect against. Some vaccines contain weakened viruses that cannot cause disease but stimulate an immune response.

What are the side effects of vaccinations?

Common side effects are usually mild and temporary, such as soreness at the injection site, fever, or rash. Serious side effects are very rare.

Is it okay to delay my child's vaccination schedule?

Delaying vaccinations can leave your child at risk for diseases. It's important to follow the recommended schedule to ensure optimal protection.

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