Also known as vaccination, immunization is the process or procedure by which a subject (person, animal, or plant) is rendered immune, or resistant to a specific disease.
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Immunization guidelines for children
Childhood vaccines are generally very safe. In the United States, vaccines have resulted in record-low levels of certain childhood diseases.
Visit a travel clinic before going abroad
Travel health clinics provide an essential service to those bound for foreign destinations—whether you need inoculations before your trip, antibiotics to take along with you, or follow-up care after your return. So, if your vacation checklist includes a passport, don’t leave home without visiting a travel health clinic.