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Vaccines & Immunizations

Vaccines including polio, mumps, rubella, measles, and tetanus are routinely recommended for most people. Other vaccines are recommended based on age, health, or specific circumstances.

Get information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Find resources from federal agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan. 

Flu Vaccination & Vaccine Safety
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. The flu vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.

Traveler's Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Get information on the shots/vaccines, medications, and other measures to prevent illness and injury during international travel (search by country name). 

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) (Health Resources and Services Administration)
Ensures an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilizes vaccine costs, and provides a forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines.

Content created by Digital Communications Division (DCD)
Content last reviewed on January 13, 2020