Healthy Tip Tuesday – It’s time to think about immunizations

(U.S.) – Health officials are encouraging parents to ensure their children are up-to-date with immunizations.

Healthy Tip Tuesday is brought to you by Trinity Hospital Twin City.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Healthy officials indicate that not only do vaccines keep your child healthy – but they also confer herd immunity, protecting immunocompromised individuals in our families, neighborhoods, and communities.

Learn about the journey of a childhood vaccine’s development from lab testing through safety monitoring. This video explains the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine licensing and manufacturing, how a vaccine is added to the U.S. recommended immunization schedule, and how FDA and CDC continue to monitor vaccine safety after the public begins using the vaccine.

Immunization schedule for children 0-6 years.

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Immunization schedule for children 7-18 years.

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