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.

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The Most Important Vaccines for Children: An A-Z List for Parents

An easy-to-digest list of all your child's immunizations from birth to age 18, plus where they fall within the CDC's age-recommended vaccine schedule.

Yes, My Son Is Getting the HPV Vaccine—Here's Why

Christine Coppa's son will have more than his reflexes, ears, and eyes checked at his annual check-up—he will also be getting his HPV vaccine. 

Anti-Vaccine Groups Fuel Worst Measles Outbreak in Minnesota in 30 Years

Minnesota is facing a measles outbreak, and health officials say groups spreading false information about the MMR vaccine are to blame.

Major Mumps Outbreak in Texas Is the Worst in Two Decades

It's the highest incident of mumps in the state in 22 years, with 221 cases of the disease registered so far.

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.

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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.