Immunization Information for You and Your Loved Ones

Vaccines play an important role in keeping us all healthy. Vaccines save lives by protecting us from serious diseases, like COVID-19, measles, and whooping cough, throughout life. So, it’s important to know the facts about vaccines, immunization, and vaccine-preventable diseases. Learn about how vaccines work and find reliable, easy-to-understand answers to common questions about vaccination.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

As parents prepare to send their children back to school, August is a great opportunity to get your child caught up on routine vaccines. Do not delay vaccination because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you, your child, or other family member has fallen behind on routine immunizations, talk to a healthcare provider as soon as possible to catch-up.

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Do not wait. Vaccinate!

Protect yourself and your loved ones. Get your flu shot now

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We Can Do This

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and available to everyone over age 16 living in the U.S. for free.

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