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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Union Pediatrics firmly believes in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. We are proud to limit our practice to only those families who choose to vaccinate their children.
 

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, Union Pediatrics is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and meningitis. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

  • VACCINES SAVE LIVES!!!!!!

  • Studies have shown again and again that vaccines do NOT cause autism.

    Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.

  • If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs. (http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/)

  • Find out which shots adults and teenagers need. (http://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultImmSched/)

  • Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots. (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy- read.pdf)

  • If you are pregnant, check out this recommended immunization schedule. (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/f_preg_chart.pdf)

Talk to your doctor to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.html.

VACCINES SAVE LIVES!