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On-time vaccination helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are safe and effective. With so much information—and sometimes incorrect information—available today, learning the facts before making health decisions is very important.
Are vaccines safe?
Vaccines are one of the most thoroughly tested medical products available in the U.S. A vaccine goes through years of testing, and once in use, continues to be monitored by the CDC, U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and independent health organizations.
How do vaccines work?
The diseases vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection. This type of infection, however, almost never causes illness, but it does cause the immune system to produce T-lymphocytes and antibodies. Sometimes, after getting a vaccine, the imitation infection can cause minor symptoms, such as fever. Such minor symptoms are normal and should be expected as the body builds immunity.
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Recommended vaccine schedules: