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Vaccine and immunization safety center

Vaccines and immunizations are important 
Vaccines and immunizations are important
Vaccines and immunizations are important
PVaccines and immunizations are important
Vaccines and immunizations are important
Vaccines and immunizations are important
 
 

Be wise, immunize!

Childhood should be simple, and whenever possible, free of illness and injury. Immunizations are the safest, easiest ways to protect your kids from unnecessary and sometimes fatal, childhood diseases. Check out these articles on immunization and learn why it’s wise to immunize:

Where to get immunizations Vaccine facts and fiction Educational resources

Have a question? We're here to help. Please contact us if you have questions on vaccines and immunizations. You can also click here to request an information packet from our family health library.

Your child's immunizationsThe importance of immunizations

Measles, whooping cough, and other diseases can cause serious, life threatening complications. Vaccines are your best shot at preventing them.

Vaccination vs. immunizationVaccination vs. immunization

Vaccine, vaccination, immunization … they all go together, but they are not the same. So what’s the difference? The answers are here.

Immunization Immunization
schedule

Which shots does your child need to have? When do they need to have them? Use our handy immunization schedule now.

Vaccine fact and fictionVaccine fact
and fiction

There's a whole lot of information out there about immunizations. Some is correct, some isn’t. We've got the facts right here.

Where to get immunizationsWhere to get immunizations

All Cook Children’s pediatrician offices or Neighborhood Clinics offer shots. You'll also find community resources here, as well.

Educational resourcesEducational resources

Learn more about immunizations, get tips on prevention, and access our Family Medical Planner to keep track of medical records.

Side-effects and safety of vaccinesSide-effects and safety of vaccines

Vaccines are constantly tested and monitored for safety. Like any medication, vaccines can cause side effects. However, a decision not to immunize a child also involves risk.

How vaccines keep you safeHow vaccines keep you safe

When a vaccine is given, the body's immune system detects the weakened germ part and begins making antibodies that will remain in the body to defend against infectious organisms.

Don't go unprotectedDon't go unprotected

Real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases: personal testimonies, remembrances, and newspaper articles.

 

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