Immunizations prevent disease and none of us want to see our children get sick. Getting your baby immunized can not only protect her but also protect others who might come in contact with her.
Immunizations help your child's immune system do its work. Antibodies are created which destroy the vaccine germs and stay in your baby's body protecting her against future infections.
Today, children in the United States routinely get vaccines that protect them from diseases, that were, at one time or another, a serious threat to children.
Vaccines while very safe can sometimes cause a reaction. The reactions, which are generally mild (a soreness where the shot is given or a low-grade fever) can sometimes be serious. If you have questions or concerns about your baby's vaccinations, consult with your health-care provider.