Vaccines provide protection against dangerous infectious diseases and save lives. Vaccines prevent diseases such as measles, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, and chickenpox. Many of these serious infectious diseases are at (or near) record low levels in the United States because of vaccines. Unfortunately, recent outbreaks of pertussis and measles in the U.S. demonstrate the dangers of people not having the recommended vaccinations. By vaccinating on time, you can protect your family and also protect others in your community. Consult with your doctor if youhave any questions.
The recommended schedule of vaccines depends upon individual factors such as age group, health status, pregnancy, and foreign travel. Information, recommendations, and resources for these and other important categories are available below.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month-Prepare for the School Year!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Immunizations are one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century. While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals.Vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases.Immunizations are not just for children – they are needed throughout our lifetime.
If your infant or child does not have health insurance or you cannot afford immunizations, the County of Orange Health Care Agency provides free immunizations for infants and children ages 2 months to 18 years at our clinic in Santa Ana.
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