Vaccines

Vaccines protect your baby from diseases and illnesses like measles, mumps, and rubella. Today, there is even a flu vaccine that is encouraged every year. Learn about the different types of vaccines and which ones your baby will receive during his first year.

7 Newborn Vaccines Your Baby Needs

Is your baby protected from vaccine-preventable diseases? Here's the newborn vaccine schedule recommended by the CDC and AAP for your baby's first months of life.
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11-Month-Old Suffers Stroke After Chickenpox—Shining a Light on the Importance of Vaccines

An 11-month-old boy suffered a stroke after contracting chickenpox, which he likely got from his older siblings, according to a new report. The boy had not been immunized, and the case is shining a light on the importance of vaccination.
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The Horrifying Consequences of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

These parents never imagined their child would catch one of the life-threatening diseases that vaccines can prevent. But just because the illnesses are rare doesn’t mean they’re not a tragic reality for parents who have lost their children to them. Here are their stories.
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How to Talk to Your Anti-Vaccine Friends

Talking to your anti-vaxxer friends can be frustrating and divisive when you know getting vaccinated is the right thing to do. “But you can talk about this issue in a way that builds your relationship,” says Karen Ernst, director of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led nonprofit.
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More Vaccines

Here’s Why Childhood Vaccines Aren’t Really Dangerous

Many parents worry about the perceived dangers of vaccines, but they often just misunderstand the facts. We’ve broken down common concerns about childhood vaccinations so you can rest easier before pediatrician appointments.
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More Parents Are Refusing Vaccines for Their Kids Today Than 10 Years Ago

According to a new survey, vaccine refusals have increased since 2006.