Vaccines

Vaccines are essential to keeping your child healthy from flu, chicken pox, and other harmful diseases. Learn everything you need to know about vaccines and vaccine schedules.

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Reddit Thread Highlights How Overwhelming It Is To Be a Parent With Kids Too Young to Vaccinate
Not everyone is old enough to get vaccinated against COVID-19. And some Reddit parents are feeling invisible, emotionally exhausted, and fed up with COVID fatigue.
Everything Pediatricians Want You to Know About About Getting Your Child the COVID Vaccine
Research shows that even vaccinated parents have questions about the COVID vaccine for their kids. Here, pediatricians share everything you need to know to make the safe decision to get your kids the shot.
False Reports Have Been Circulating Claiming That Vaccines Cause Infertility. They Absolutely Do Not
The myth allows false reports to pop up surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Here, what you need to know about infertility and rolling up your sleeve.
The Most Common Side Effects of the Flu Shot in Kids Are Mild—Here's What Parents Need to Know
The influenza shot can cause mild side effects in children and toddlers, but they shouldn't deter your family from getting vaccinated. Here's what experts have to say.
5 Facts You Need to Know About 'Alternative Vaccine Schedules'
Pediatricians across the country agree that delaying or eliminating any vaccinations is a definite no-no. So why are some parents going rogue when it comes to scheduling their child’s vaccines? Here are the facts.
The Most Important Vaccines for Children: An A-Z List for Parents
An easy-to-digest list of all your child's immunizations from birth to age 18, plus where they fall within the CDC's age-recommended vaccine schedule.
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'I'm a Doctor and a Parent': Here's How Vaccines Work
Our panel of AAP pediatricians understands your concerns about vaccines. They're parents, too. But here's what they really wish people knew about vaccines.
Vaccine Injuries Are Rare, Just Look at the Numbers
A federal vaccine compensation program was founded to compensate people who were injured by vaccines. Numbers prove these injuries don’t happen often.
A 6-Year-Old Unvaccinated Boy Spent 57 Days in the Hospital for Tetanus—and Racked Up an $800K Bill

A small cut on his forehead led to painful muscle spasms, trouble breathing, and dangerously high fevers.