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Immunizations

Common Questions About Vaccines

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Booster Shots

The immune protection from the COVID-19 vaccine can fade over time. Booster shots are recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. Here's why.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Questions & Answers About Vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, here are some questions many parents have.

Do My Kids Need Vaccines Before Traveling?

Find out what the experts have to say.

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.

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.

What Is Herd Immunity?

Herd immunity is when many people are immune to a contagious infection, so it's harder for that infection to spread in a community. But does it have a role in the fight against COVID-19?