Immunizations protect you, your family, and your community.
Recent outbreaks of mumps, varicella (chickenpox), measles, and pertussis (whooping cough) remind us that serious diseases still exist in our community.
Every year, children are hospitalized and some die from influenza (flu) and the problems it causes.
Immunizations save lives and prevent common but serious illnesses, diseases that are rare but still exist, and diseases common in other parts of the world.
Some people cannot get vaccinated, such as very young babies and people with conditions that weaken their immune system, like leukemia. Vaccinating helps keep your child healthy and your community healthy, too.