Childhood Vaccines

Childhood vaccines protect from more than a dozen diseases such as measles, polio, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Most of these diseases are now at their lowest levels in history, thanks to years of immunization.

Vaccines help make you immune to serious diseases without getting sick first. If you don’t get a vaccine, you have to actually get a disease in order to become immune to the germ that causes it.