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Immunizations (shots)

Your baby will need regular immunizations (shots) to stay healthy and to prevent serious diseases and even death.

Please check with your health care provider for the recommended schedule.

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Immunization (vaccination) is a way to trigger your immune system and prevent serious, life-threatening diseases.

Read more about immunizations in our health encyclopedia.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition

To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."

First published: 02/01/2010
Last updated: 01/01/2014

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic