Children need immunizations (shots) to protect them from certain dangerous
childhood diseases. Without immunizations, your child can get these diseases
— some of which have no cure.
When you get your children fully immunized, you are giving them the best
protection against these diseases. Getting immunized also helps protect
your community. Diseases spread more easily from person to person if people
don’t have all their shots.
Getting immunized is usually covered by insurance. The Vaccines for Children
(VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides immunizations
at no cost to children who might not otherwise be immunized because of
inability to pay. To find out more about the VFC program,
click here or ask your child’s healthcare provider.