Unlike most medications that treat diseases, vaccines prevent diseases. Many diseases, including polio, measles, whooping cough, tetanus and mumps, can now be prevented by vaccination. Immunizations can save your child’s life and the lives of others who may be unable to receive vaccinations.
At Grace Cottage Family Health, our providers can discuss with you the benefits of vaccinations and the appropriate immunization schedule for you and your family. Please contact your primary care physician for more information and to get your family up to date on their vaccination schedule.
Vaccines for Children
- Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 years Old [PDF]
- Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 through 18 years Old [PDF]
Vaccines for Adults
Vaccines are also important for adults. As we age, our immune system gets weaker. Certain vaccines such as the pneumonia vaccine are also recommended for adults.
Discuss what immunizations are right for you with your primary care provider today!