Vaccines

Vaccines are essential to keeping your child healthy from flu, chicken pox, and other harmful diseases. Learn everything you need to know about vaccines and vaccine schedules.

8 Reasons Parents Don't Vaccinate (And Why They Should)

Here, experts weigh in on common myths surrounding the practice of vaccination -- and why those myths are wrong.

Don't Wait to Vaccinate

By the age of 3, your child will need up to 26 shots. Here's why they're all important.

When Babies Get Chickenpox

This is what to do if you think your little one may be infected with chickenpox.

What Does Chickenpox Look Like?

It's not always as easy to spot as you may think. These are the telltale signs.

The Chickenpox Vaccine: Health 101

Find out why and when your child needs the chickenpox vaccine.

The Flu Vaccine: Health 101

Find out why and when your child needs the flu vaccine.

8 Facts About Chickenpox

The disease isn't as common as it used to be, but it can be very serious in children. Here's what you need to know about chickenpox.

The Hepatitis A Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the hepatitis A vaccine.

Vaccinations for Parents

When it comes to keeping baby healthy, experts say one of the most important things a mom and dad can do is make sure they're up-to-date on their shots.

The Hepatitis B Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the hepatitis B vaccine.

14 Common Vaccination Questions Answered

In the first two years of life, your baby will get shots to protect her against ten diseases. There's continuing controversy about these vaccines. Let us set your mind at ease!

The Meningcoccal Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the meningococcal vaccine.

The Vaccine Schedule

Should parents follow a strict vaccine schedule or is there room for flexibility?

Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids

Which vaccines do kids need and why are they necessary?

The Polio Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the polio vaccine.

Parents Who Vaccinate Themselves Are More Likely to Get Shots for Their Kids

New research shows why moms and dads' general attitude on immunizations is so important.

Vaccines: The Reality Behind the Debate

Wary parents want to protect their child from any possible risk. It's time to inject a dose of reality into the rumor-driven debate.

Chickenpox Facts

Learn how to prevent and treat this common childhood disease.

The 6 Vaccines All Parents (and Grandparents) Need

Vaccinations aren't just for children -- all adults (parents or not) should get vaccinated to protect themselves and children from preventable diseases.

Vaccination Facts

A growing group of parents believe that their kids don't need vaccinations. Could their choices be putting your child's health on the line?

Chickenpox Parties

The practice of purposely infecting kids with the chickenpox virus -- in an effort to "get it over with" -- worries doctors for many reasons.

Vaccine Schedule for Babies & Toddlers

Are your baby's shots on track? Check out this chart from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make sure he's getting his vaccinations on time.

Chicken Pox Symptoms and Treatment

Without the chicken pox vaccine, the contagious virus can include rashes on the body and blisters in the mouth.

The Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the MMR vaccine.

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