Immunizations Save Lives

May 1, 2015

One of the most important things parents can do to protect their children's health is getting them vaccinated.

Nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States every day. Timely immunizations, before age 2, are vital for protection against potential exposure to 14 life-threatening diseases which include:

  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Whooping Cough
  • Pneumococcal Disease
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Vaccinations have reduced the prevalence of many serious illnesses in the United States. And although rare, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to persist throughout the world. 

"Vaccines safeguard against the spread of infection, which benefits the community and public health," said Daneen Woodard, M.D., ACCESS Regional Medical Director. "Together, we can wipe out vaccine-preventable diseases and protect future generations."

Immunizations are one of the safest, most effective methods of disease prevention. ACCESS recommends calling your doctor to ensure your children are protected. 

​Visit our website to find your community ACCESS health center and schedule an appointment to update vaccines for your child or children.