Physical Health

Infants and Vaccines: Answering Parents’ Questions

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.

Use the information on this page to help you answer parents’ common questions about infant vaccines. It was adapted from a longer list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has directed the nation's vaccination program for more than 60 years. Print the CDC’s FAQs in English and Spanish.