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  • Polio Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS)

    Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It enters the body through the mouth. Usually it does not cause serious illness. But sometimes it causes paralysis (can't move arm or leg), and it can cause meningitis (irritation of the lining of the brain). It can kill people who get it, usually by paralyzing the

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  • Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine

    Congratulations on your new baby! Your baby is the greatest gift you will ever receive. One of your biggest jobs as a parent is to keep your child safe and healthy. One way do this is to make sure your children get all the immunizations they need to protect them from different diseases. But did you know

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  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What you need to know (VIS)

    Many Vaccine Information Statements are available in Spanish and other languages. See www.immunize.org/vis

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  • Pneumococcal Infections

    Meningitis (brain), Bacteremia (bloodstream), Pneumonia (lungs), Sinusitis (sinus membranes), and Otitis media (ears). These infections can be dangerous to very young children, the elderly, and people with certain high-risk health conditions.

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  • Rotavirus Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS)

    Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe, and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus.

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  • Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

    All flu viruses cause a respiratory illness that can last a week or more. Flu symptoms include

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  • Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) VIS

    Tetanus and diphtheria are very serious diseases. They are rare in the United States today, but people who do become infected often have severe complications. Td vaccine is used to protect adolescents and adults from both of these diseases.

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  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis): What You Need to Know (VIS)

    Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine can protect us from these diseases. And, Tdap vaccine given to pregnant women can protect newborn babies against pertussis.

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  • Your Child’s First Vaccines

    The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood.

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  • MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccine (VIS)

    Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world.

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  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (VIS)

    Vaccination can protect older adults (and some children and younger adults) from pneumococcal disease.

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  • Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine (MenB) (VIS)

    Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It can lead to meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Meningococcal disease often occurs without warning — even among people who are otherwise

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  • Influenza Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant) (VIS)

    With any medicine, including vaccines, there is a chance of reactions. These are usually mild and go away on their own, but serious reactions are also possible.

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