Immunization Information

The vaccination program in the United States (see recommended schedule) and many other countries has been immensely successful in drastically decreasing the rates of many infections. It is thought to have saved more lives than any other public health intervention.

Immunizations are an extremely important part of pediatric preventive medicine. By getting their children vaccinated, parents take a major step to ensure that the children do not contract a variety of infectious diseases that could otherwise make them quite sick, and at times lead to life-long health consequences.