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Vaccines are among our safest and most reliable medicines. Every year, they prevent countless serious illnesses and thousands of deaths from measles, polio, diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), mumps, rubella (German Measles), pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B , haemophilis influenza B, hepatitis A, and varicella (chicken pox). About 100 million doses are given annually in the United States, most of them to infants and children as part of their routine immunizations.

A single dose of some vaccines gives nearly complete protection. With others, a series of doses spread over months, or years, is needed for the best results.

Vaccines, like many medicines, can cause side effects. These are usually mild and brief. Very rarely are they serious. It is important for anyone getting a vaccine, or for parents of children receiving a vaccine, to know what the vaccine is, what its benefits are, and what risks, if any, it has.

Vaccine Information

Vaccines for Children & Adolescents (Up to age 18)

  • Tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Measles, mumps, & rubella
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
  • Varicella (Chicken pox)
  • Haemophilus influezae type b (Hib)
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis)
  • HPV (Gardisil)
  • Influenza

Vaccines for Adults

  • Tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza

Vaccine Schedules for Children & Adolescents

2012 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 Years Old

2012 Vacunas recomendadas para bebés 

2012 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7 through 18 Years Old

¿Cuándo deben vacunarse los niños y los adolescentes?

**Attention: Parents, Grandparents, & Childcare providers**

Did you know that over 75% of infants that get whooping cough got it from their parents, grandparents, or childcare providers? Click here to find out more about how you can protect your children and grandchildren from this deadly disease. 

For more information, please call (580) 395-2906

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