Immunizations help protect your child's health. Children who are not immunized are at risk for diseases which can sometimes be fatal. Children should receive most of their vaccinations by the time they are 18 months old, with additional vaccinations required before going to kindergarten. Adolescents need vaccinations again at 11-12 years of age and boosters at age 16-18 years. It is important that children and adolescents are fully immunized on time to be protected from disease. If you or your child have missed one or more doses of vaccine, it is never too late to catch up. See your healthcare provider to get back on track.
While most people think immunizations are just for children, immunizations are important for people of all ages. Adults should receive a booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td) vaccine every 10 years, at least one booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and may need additional vaccinations based on their age, disease risks and health status.