Vaccinate Your Baby

About Vaccines

  • Types of Vaccines
  • Influenza (Flu) Vaccines
  • Importance of Timing
  • Vaccine Production
  • Ingredients

About Vaccines

As you make decisions regarding your child's vaccination schedule, it is important to explore as much information from credible sources as possible. Your family physician is a great resource, knowing both the science and your child. Work together with your healthcare provider to make the best vaccination decisions for your baby.


Types of Vaccines

Just as every disease is unique, the vaccines used to treat them are individually tailored to fit.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccines

Learn more about seasonal flu and resources to help protect you and your family.

Importance of Following the Recommended Schedule

For vaccines to be effective, immunity must be attained before your child comes into contact with a disease. Significant amounts of research have led to the recommended schedule to insure that your child is protected.

Paying for Childhood Vaccines

If you cannot afford to pay for your children's vaccines, they may be eligible for the Vaccines For Children Program (VFC).

Vaccine Production

To ensure the safety of patients, vaccines are subject to rigorous development and testing regulations before coming to market.


There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings around the ingredients in vaccines. Often times, these allegations against vaccine safety are taken out of context or are simply incorrect.

Learn More

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Autism Science Foundation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Emory Vaccine Center
  • Every Child By Two
  • Families Fighting Flu
  • The History of Vaccines
  • Immunization Action Coalition
  • Johns Hopkins Institute of Vaccine Safety
  • Meningitis Angels
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
  • National Meningitis Association
  • National Network for Immunization Information
  • Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
  • Shot By Shot
  • The Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Voices for Vaccines
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