According to the CDC, "Because of vaccines, some diseases (like polio and diphtheria) are becoming rare in the U.S. Vaccination can prevent certain deadly diseases in infants, children, teens, adults and travelers of all ages."
Vaccination throughout childhood are important because it aids in providing immunity prior to a child being exposed to life threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
Vaccines aren't just for children. Even adults should receive vaccines. It is important that adults keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity can wear off over time. As you age you become a risk for different diseases as well.
When to Vaccinate:
View the charts below for a list of child vaccinations from newborn to age 18 and adult vaccinations for adults 19 years and older.
For additional information on Vaccinations, visit the Center for Disease Control and Preventions website at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines