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Vaccines: Are You Up to Date? Recommended Vaccines at Any Age

Tens of thousands of Americans become ill, develop severe health complications, and even die each year from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Our best protection against these diseases at any age is to get updated on recommended vaccines. Vaccinations protect you and your loved ones against vaccine-preventable diseases that could be harmful or even life-threatening. The vaccines that you need to help strengthen your immune system against these potentially deadly diseases vary by age. Learn more about the important vaccines for children and adults.

Vaccines for Adults  Vaccines for Children

Current Disease Outbreaks in Northern Michigan

Every day we come into constant contact with the germs that cause preventable diseases like whooping cough, chicken pox, measles, and more. Although it is often believed that these are diseases of the past we no longer need to worry about, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do still happen in our communities – especially when vaccine rates are low, leaving higher numbers of people vulnerable to both getting and spreading these diseases.


Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

Vaccines go through a careful testing process before they receive approval in the U.S. Scientists and doctors with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluate clinical studies and their results to ensure the vaccines are both safe and effective before they’re officially licensed. Following approval and licensure, both the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) practice continued monitoring of the vaccines to promote ongoing safety.


How do Vaccines Work?

Learn how vaccines work naturally with your immune system to build a strong defense against preventable diseases, like shingles, measles, chickenpox, and more.


Which Vaccines Are Best for You and Your Family?

Learn which vaccines are best for you and your family, depending on your age, lifestyle, and/or health conditions by talking to your family doctor – or find a clinic near you. 

Vaccines aren’t just for children. That’s because certain vaccines wear off over time. Are you up-to-date on your adult vaccines? Take this quiz to find out.

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