Though needles are no fun for anyone, getting the right immunizations for your age group (or your children's) can keep you and your family out of medical trouble down the road. Since it is the *CDC's Immunization Awareness Month, we're taking a look at the shots and boosters that are recommended for you and your family at various ages and stages of life! Still with us? We'll hold your hand!
Infants: Before reaching 15 months of age, the CDC recommends that babies be immunized for several infectious diseases, including flu, whooping cough, polio and measles, which has seen a recent resurgence. Here is the list of those vaccines and the diseases they defend against.
DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
MMR: Measles, mumps and rubella
Hep A: Hepatitis A
Hep B: Hepatitis B
Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b
PCV13: Pneumococcal disease