Your Child's Immunizationsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-immunization-enHD-AR1.jpgImmunizations protect kids from many dangerous diseases. Find out what vaccines your child needs to grow up healthy.vaccination schedule, immunizations, immunized, getting immunized, immunize, immunization, immune, immunity, natural immunity, artificial immunity, disease-fighting antibodies, vaccination, vaccinated, getting vaccined, antigens, microorganisms, vaccines, vaccine, outbreaks, contagious diseases, immunization schedule, vaccine injections, traveling, hep b, hepatitis b, possible risks, dtap, diphtheria, tetanus, lockjaw, pertussis, whooping cough, hib, haemophilus influenzae, mcv4, new meningitis vaccine, vaccines for college, vaccines for freshman, freshman vaccines, bacterial meningitis, meningitis, doses, injections, ipv, polio, mmr, measles, mumps, rubella, var, chicken pox, chickenpox, varicella, rotavirus, influenza, rabies, flu, the flu, the flu shot, flu shot, flu vaccine, td, tetanus shot, infectious diseases, CD1Primary Care, vaccination, vacine, immunization, immunize, innoculate, innoculations, virus, infection, vaccines, vaccinate, vacksines, immunized, immunizations, shots, inoculate, inoculation, infections, viruses, vaccinations, vaccinated, immunizations, immune, immunity, diseases, infections, infectious diseases03/22/200012/04/201912/04/2019Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD03/04/2019b06a1e85-c797-4b31-bd74-814841e4cb8bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vaccine.html/<p>Babies are born with protection against some diseases because their mothers pass antibodies (proteins made by the body to fight disease) to them before birth. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/breastfeed-often.html/">Breastfed</a> babies continue to get more antibodies in breast milk. But in both cases, the protection is temporary.</p> <p>Immunization (vaccination) is a way to create immunity to (protection from) some diseases. This is done by using small amounts of a killed or weakened <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/germs.html/">germ</a> that causes the disease.</p> <p>Germs can be viruses (such as the measles virus) or bacteria (such as pneumococcus). Vaccines stimulate the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/">immune system</a> to react as if there were a real infection. It fends off the "infection" and remembers the germ. Then, it can fight the germ if it enters the body later.</p> <div class="rs_skip rs_preserve"><!-- TinyMCE Fix --> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-metadata.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-controller.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/single-well-child-vaccines-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </div> <h3>What Are the Types of Vaccines?</h3> <p>There are a few different types of vaccines. They include:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>Attenuated</strong> <strong>(weakened)</strong> live viruses are used in some vaccines such as in the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.</li> <li><strong>Killed</strong> <strong>(inactivated)</strong> viruses or bacteria are used in some vaccines, such as in IPV.</li> <li><strong>Toxoid vaccines</strong> contain an inactivated toxin produced by the bacterium. For example, the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are toxoid vaccines.</li> <li><strong>Conjugate vaccines</strong> (such as Hib) contain parts of bacteria combined with proteins.</li> </ul> <p>The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids get combination vaccines (rather than single vaccines) whenever possible. Many vaccines are offered in combination to help reduce the number of shots a child receives.</p> <h3>What Vaccines Do Kids Need?</h3> <p>The following vaccinations and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immunization-chart.html/">schedules</a> are recommended by the AAP. Some variations are normal, and recommendations change as new vaccines are developed. Your doctor will talk to you about the right vaccinations and schedule for your child.</p> <p>Recommended vaccinations:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/varicella-vaccine.html/">Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dtap-vaccine.html/">Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepa-vaccine.html/">Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepb-vaccine.html/">Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hib-vaccine.html/">Hib vaccine</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hpv-vaccine.html/">Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/flu-vaccine.html/">Influenza vaccine</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/mmr-vaccine.html/">Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/meningitis-vaccine.html/">Meningococcal vaccines</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumococcal-vaccine.html/">Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/polio-vaccine.html/">Polio vaccine (IPV)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rotavirus-vaccine.html/">Rotavirus vaccine</a></li> </ul> <h3>Vaccine Concerns</h3> <p>Some parents may hesitate to have their kids vaccinated. They have <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fact-myth-immunizations.html/">questions</a> or worry that a child might have a&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/autism-studies.html/">serious reaction</a>&nbsp;or get the illness the vaccine prevents. But the components of vaccines are weakened or killed. In some cases, only parts of the germ are used. So they're unlikely to cause any serious illness.</p> <p>Some vaccines may cause mild reactions, such as soreness where the shot was given or a fever. But serious reactions are rare. The risks of vaccinations are small compared with the health risks of the diseases they're intended to prevent.</p> <p>Immunizations are one of the best means of protection against contagious diseases.</p>Las vacunas de su hijoEl médico de su hijo le indicará cuáles son las vacunas y el calendario vacunal adecuado para su hijo.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/vaccine-esp.html/70631404-18aa-435a-98f3-b0b718a04b54
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A Kid's Guide to ShotsIf you're old enough to read this, you've probably had most of your shots. But even bigger kids may need a shot once in a while. Find out more about them in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/guide-shots.html/27ec6b41-6c34-46f5-bacc-603b7019ad9f
Common Questions About ImmunizationsImmunizations have protected millions of children from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about immunizations and find out exactly what they do - and what they don't.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fact-myth-immunizations.html/f6cd5f64-54b9-49ed-a7aa-bdb2a2c06fbc
HPV VaccineThe HPV vaccine can help protect against the virus that causes genital warts and may lead to some kinds of cancer. Find out more in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hpv-vaccine.html/48a154f6-8e84-4988-9f43-848786ceb6de
How Can I Comfort My Baby During Shots?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/baby-vaccinations.html/c99bdd31-450e-4add-b5a9-707c8bd6d270
How Vaccines Help (Video)Vaccines help keep kids healthy, but many parents still have questions about them. Get answers here. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vaccine-video.html/381d8b32-8c56-41c1-b6b5-247544dcac7e
Immunization ScheduleWhich vaccines does your child need and when? Use this immunization schedule as a handy reference.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immunization-chart.html/ffd3d367-78ea-4bb9-852d-c02db5722b6b
ImmunizationsMissing out on shots puts you at more serious risk than you might think. That one little "ouch" moment protects you from some major health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/immunizations.html/43c9c971-c202-4a84-af31-70a2a42c3a36
The Flu VaccineDoctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the flu. Here are the facts on flu vaccines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/flu-shot.html/77c15a09-4ae9-435f-bd29-ab0963de6dd7
What Can I Do to Ease My Child's Fear of Shots?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/scared-shots.html/b0b2965a-35f2-443e-9f92-3111cd3989c3
Who Needs a Flu Shot?Just about everybody needs a flu shot. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/flu-shot.html/09bdc60a-b9d1-46b7-9006-e3c1548317ac
Who Should Get the Flu Vaccine?The flu vaccine is a good idea for all families. It does not cause the flu, and it helps keep kids and parents from getting sick.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/flu-vaccine-good.html/81dd15c9-6537-4919-b93d-4d10334673cc
Word! ImmunizationsThis is the long word for what most kids know as shots.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-immunizations.html/dc0301eb-64de-4a79-85f3-0f64629e7d45
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