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Why vaccinating your child is important

Although some diseases are almost gone from the U.S., we should immunize our children using the widely adopted schedule suggested by the Center for Disease Control.

Diseases are becoming rare due to vaccinations.

Diseases, like polio and diphtheria, are becoming increasingly rare in the U.S. because we have been vaccinating against them. Regardless of their rarity, those diseases still pose a threat to your child’s health, which is why it’s important to be vaccinated until the diseases are eliminated.

If one or two cases of disease are introduced into a community where most people are not vaccinated, outbreaks will occur. A person who is vaccinated can neither get the disease nor can they spread it to others. In other words, the more people who are vaccinated, the fewer opportunities a disease has to spread.

Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.

Immunization schedules are available from the Center for Disease Control