Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious diseases. They work by teaching your body’s immune system how to fight off specific germs. When a child has been fully vaccinated, they’re much more likely to stay healthy and strong against different diseases. What Are Vaccines? Vaccinations are
For previous generations, vaccinations came as a welcome gift; there was little debate as to whether or not to protect children against the devastating effects of polio, measles, or whooping cough. Today, however, the dialogue has shifted – centering not so much on whether illness or disease is bad (parents know it is), but rather
The flu season generally extends from October through May, with most cases making their mark between December and early March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 influenza season was a high-severity flu season, with high levels of both outpatient clinic visits and emergency room visits due to influenza-like illnesses.
Polio, measles, whooping cough, tetanus. These diseases are rare these days. That’s because many diseases that were once feared are now preventable. Vaccinating not only protects your child, but other children, those with compromised immune systems, and educators, as well the community at large from contracting a disease. At what age should one receive certain