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Immunizations

Booster Shots

The immune protection from a vaccine can fade over time. Booster shots and additional doses can help. Here's how.

Common Questions About Vaccines

Vaccines protect kids from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about what they are, how they work, and what they do.

COVID-19: Questions & Answers About Vaccines

Here are answers to some questions many parents have about COVID-19 vaccines.

Do Kids Need Vaccines Before Traveling?

If you plan to travel abroad or internationally it's possible that your kids — and you — will need to get certain vaccines.

How Can I Comfort My Baby During Shots?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Immunization Schedule

Which vaccines does your child need and when? Use this immunization schedule as a handy reference.

Immunizations and IBD

Vaccines are safe to give to kids and teens with IBD and won't make their symptoms worse. Here are the ones they need.

Is There a Connection Between Vaccines and Autism?

Many scientific studies have shown that there is no link between vaccines — or any of their ingredients — and autism.

Too Late for the Flu Vaccine?

It's best to get the flu vaccine early in flu season, so the body can make antibodies that protect it from the flu. But getting it later is better than not getting it at all.

Vaccines & Antibiotics: A Safe Combo?

Find out what the experts have to say.