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Last updateTue, 28 Oct 2014 9pm
A vaccine is a biological preparation which is used to establish or improve immunity to a particular disease.
The major ingredient of any vaccine is a killed or weakened form of the disease organism the vaccine is designed to prevent. In addition, vaccines can contain:
Vaccinations are very important and have played an large role in eliminating and reducing the spread of disease.
Typical Side Effects of Vaccinations
Notify your baby's healthcare provider if your baby experiences any of the following symptoms after an immunization:
Key to Vaccination Abbreviations
This chart, obtained from the CDC gives you an overview of vaccine-preventable diseases. For more information, click here.
Review important information about specific immunizations below.
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