Everyone—children, adolescents, adults and seniors--needs immunizations. Serious diseases like measles, pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza are making people very ill right here in San Diego County, in other places in California, and across the U.S. These diseases can be prevented by immunizations.
This means that immunizations are still necessary to help protect the health of children and adults here in our community, and across the country. For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, please visit the following websites, which have reliable and accurate information, as well as links to other good resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccines Website
One of the most thorough and authoritative sources of information on vaccines, vaccine-preventable disease and related issues.
Vaccine Education Center - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Another excellent site with a wealth of information. Be sure to visit the Vaccine Safety section.
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Page
Accurate and thorough immunization information from this organization of 60,000 pediatricians.
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/ immunizations/ Pages/ default.aspx.
Every Child By Two
This organization was co-founded to promote childhood immunization by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers and contains a wealth of immunization information.