Types of Vaccines

Both kids and adults need different types of vaccines to be vaccinated against serious diseases such as the flu, measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, and pneumonia.

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.

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 Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the MMR vaccine.

8 Conditions That Do (or Don't) Need Antibiotics

Does your child really need an antibiotic? That's what you should ask yourself every time he is sick, now that drug resistance has become one of our most serious health threats. Our guide will help you find the answer.

The Vaccine Schedule

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

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.

Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids

Which vaccines do kids need and why are they necessary?

The Hepatitis A Vaccine: Health 101

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

The Pneumococcal Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the pneumococcal vaccine.

The Flu Vaccine: Health 101

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

The Polio Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the polio vaccine.

The Hepatitis B Vaccine: Health 101

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

Flu Vaccine Tips with Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry, actress and mother of 2-year-old Cree, chats with Parents about the importance of flu prevention for families. Even though the celeb mom doesn't like needles, Mowry shares her secret to keeping her son healthy and flu-free this season.

Cancer Centers Issue National Call: Parents, Vaccinate Your Kids for HPV

Cancer centers have banded together to back the recently revised HPV vaccination guidelines.

The Meningcoccal Vaccine: Health 101

Learn why and when your child needs the meningococcal vaccine.

How Safe is the Flu Vaccine?

Learn why the flu vaccine is recommended for pregnant women and babies as young as 6 months. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Parents of Younger Kids Still Unclear on Benefits of MMR Vaccine

While most Americans are on board with vaccinating their children against measles, mumps, and rubella, parents of younger kids are unclear on the benefits vs. risks.