- Some vaccine-preventable diseases still affect children and adults in the United States; in fact, there were 667 cases of measles and 32,971 cases of whooping cough in 2014.
- Vaccines given by age 2 provide safe and proven protection againstserious childhood diseases [PDF-2.8MB].
- Healthcare professionals can talk with parents about vaccines and share resources to help them learn more about vaccines for their children.
Facts for Parents: Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them
Some diseases that are prevented by vaccines, like pertussis (whooping cough) and chickenpox, remain common in the United States. On the other hand, other diseases are no longer common in this country because of vaccines. However, if we stopped vaccinating, even the few cases we have in the United States could very quickly become tens or hundreds of thousands of cases.
Learn more about the 16 diseases that can be prevented with vaccines, as well as the benefits and risks of vaccination.
- Vaccine-Preventable Disease eBook [2.83 MB, 18 pages]
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