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Vaccines and Immunizations

Learn general information about vaccines and immunizations.

For specific information about COVID-19 vaccines, see COVID-19 Health Information, Vaccines, and Testing.

Vaccination and Immunization Basics

A vaccination is the injection of a killed or weakened organism into your body by a needle, swallowing, or inhaling. The vaccine produces immunity in the body against that organism.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnOne type of vaccination is a flu shot. Influenza or “the flu” is a respiratory virus that you can pass to another person. Everyone can be at risk for flu complications like pneumonia. “Flu season” usually begins in late October or early November in the U.S.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnImmunization is the process by which you become protected from a disease. Each year, the CDC releases a list of immunizations recommended from birth through college and adulthood to protect against certain diseases. In some cases, children might need proof they have been immunized against certain diseases before attending school.



Find Where to Get Vaccinated

It’s best to see your health care provider for any shots you may need since they know your health history. Other options:

Get the Cost of Immunizations Covered

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnDepending on your income, age, and health insurance coverage, you or your children may be eligible for free vaccinations.

  • Learn about the .
  • See if your family qualifies for the.
  • Find out if you are eligible for -covered vaccinations.
  • Search for a that can give immunizations at a cost based on your income.

Vaccine Injury Reporting

If you or your child experienced a serious reaction to a vaccine, you may want to report it through the . Read about reporting vaccine-related adverse events.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnThe National  monitors supplies of vaccines and vaccine costs. VICP also helps people receive compensation if a vaccination injured them.

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Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLast Updated: March 25, 2021