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Modern vaccines are very safe. They must pass rigorous safety studies before approval, and there are ongoing studies to identify any new problems. Marshfield Clinic Health System is a leader in vaccine safety and effectiveness research.
Childhood diseases can have serious consequences for your baby so it’s best to begin their protection at the earliest possible age.
Where vaccination rates are high, the disease is rare, but it can and does infect unprotected people every year. In some cases, the disease causes serious illness.
The influenza (flu) vaccine does not provide long term protection because the virus is always mutating and the body’s immune response weakens over time. The annual flu shot provides protection against the most common strains of flu virus each year.
Tdap (whooping cough) and the influenza (flu) shot are routinely recommended for all pregnant women, but you should talk to your doctor before getting vaccinated.
Doctors recommend three vaccinations: the annual flu shot, pneumococcal vaccines (age 65+) and zoster (shingles) vaccine (age 50+).
You might—it depends on your destination. Contact 1-844-CAREMYWAY to be connected with one of our travel medicine nurse practitioners or visitwww.cdc.gov/travel.
The HPV works best in pre-teens to build a strong immunity against future exposure.
Vaccines can sometimes cause mild side effects like soreness or fever, but serious side effects are very rare. There is a great deal of misinformation about vaccines on the Internet. Talk to your doctor or for accurate online information visit:www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/
Your child should be up to date on all adolescent vaccinations, including the meningitis vaccine, HPV vaccine and Tdap vaccine. There are two meningitis vaccines - MenACWY and Men B. Talk to your doctor about these vaccines.
In cases of a slight fever or cold, most likely yes. However, it’s always best to check with your doctor. In some cases, the doctor may want you to wait.
No. Scientists and researchers have studied this concern for years following a false report that said there was a link. Researchers found no link to any vaccine and autism.