What types of vaccinations/immunizations do my children need?
To protect them from a number of potentially serious diseases, kids should receive all the vaccinations recommended for them by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other immunization authorities. Some parents choose not to vaccinate or only partially vaccinate their children — sometimes for safety concerns and other times for financial reasons. But new vaccines are licensed and recommended only after being thoroughly studied. And safety monitoring continues even after a vaccine has been approved. If you have questions or concerns about which vaccines your child should receive, you should discuss these with your physician.
For a summary of immunizations children should receive (by age), please visit the following links to the information from the AAP as published on the CDC Web site:
Summary of Childhood Immunizations, Birth to 6 years of age
Summary of Childhood Immunizations, 7-18 years of age
What types of vaccinations/immunizations do adults need?
For a summary of immunizations adults should receive (by age), please visit the following link to the information from the AAP as published on the CDC Web site:
Summary of Adult Immunizations, 18+ years of age
I can’t afford to get myself or my children vaccinated at a doctor’s office. Where can I get vaccinations free or at a reduced price?
If cost is an issue, kids can receive inexpensive or free vaccines through local public health clinics or community health centers. Prior to the start of school, state regulations differ regarding which vaccines are required, and some allow exemptions from the requirements. For information specific to your state, you might research the Web for local community health centers and clinics.