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  • Diphtheria for Parents


    Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that's rare in the United States, where health officials immunize kids against it. But it's still common in developing countries where immunizations aren't given routinely.

  • Your Child's Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP) for Parents


    Find out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.

  • Tetanus for Parents


    Tetanus (also called lockjaw) is a preventable disease that affects the muscles and nerves, usually due to a contaminated wound.

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) for Parents


    Pertussis is characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a whooping sound when the person breathes in. It can be prevented with the pertussis vaccine, part of the DTaP immunization.

  • Your Child's Immunizations for Parents


    Immunizations protect kids from many dangerous diseases. Find out what vaccines your child needs to grow up healthy.

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations for Parents


    Immunizations have protected millions of children from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about immunizations and find out exactly what they do - and what they don't.

  • Lung & Respiratory Infections for Parents


    Learn about conditions that can affect breathing.

  • Immunizations and IBD for Parents


    Vaccines are safe to give to kids and teens with IBD and won't make their symptoms worse. Here are the ones they need.

  • Immunizations for Parents


    Find out what vaccines your child needs to stay well and when to get them.

  • First Aid: Coughing for Parents


    Coughing is a healthy reflex that helps clear the airways. A severe or lingering cough requires medical treatment, but many coughs are caused by viruses that just need to run their course.