Why Vaccinations are Important

Vaccinations build protection from harmful diseases that can cause serious illness, lifelong side effects and even death.

Vaccines protect your child from 14 different diseases:

Diphtheria DTaP Heart Failure or Paralysis
Hepatitis A HepA Liver disease
Hepatitis B HepB Liver disease
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Hib Meningitis, Pneumonia, Brain damage or Death
Influenza (Flu) Flu Sinus infection, Pneumonia, Inflammation of the heart
Measles MMR Ear infection, Pneumonia
Mumps MMR Meningitis (Brain Infection), Salivary gland infection
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) DTaP Pneumonia, seizures, encephalopathy (Brain Infection), and death
Pneumococcal Disease PCV13 Ear infections, blood infections, pneumonia and death
Polio Polio Paralysis, leaving a person unable to walk or even breathe
Rotavirus Rotavirus (RV) Severe diarrhea leading to dehydration
Rubella (German Measles) MMR Deafness, blindness, mental impairment, heart or brain damage in babies, and miscarriages in pregnant women.
Tetanus (lockjaw) DTaP Painful muscle cramps in the neck, arms, legs, and stomach – strong enough to break a child’s bones.
Varicella (chickenpox) Varicella Skin infections and encephalitis

As a parent, you want to keep your child healthy. Getting your children vaccinated can help you protect them from harmful diseases.