Find current immunization schedules (from the CDC) for children ages birth through 6 years old, catch-up schedules for children birth to 18 years old and the adult schedule by vaccine and age group.
Preventing and managing communicable disease in early childhood programs can reduce the rate of illnesses. Learn strategies for controlling the spread of germs and protecting children and adults from getting sick.
Learn the facts about Tuberculosis, how to prevent it and what to do if someone in your program has it.
Learn the facts about the Measles, how to prevent it and what to do if someone in your program has it.
Check out the infographic below to learn why the best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR vaccine to be protected from these three potentially serious diseases.
Caregivers/teachers should be current with all immunizations routinely recommended for adults by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as shown in the “Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule”. The local or state health department will be able to provide guidelines for exclusion requirements.
Programs must identify children in their care who are not immunized, and the reason. The local or state health department will be able to provide guidelines for exclusion requirements.
Discover how working with families and local health professionals can reduce infectious disease in your program. Learn about five common illnesses and strategies for controlling them.
Vaccines, also called immunizations, are a safe and effective way to protect children from many common diseases. If parents delay or avoid child vaccinations, they can put their child and others at risk for potentially dangerous diseases.
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