Immunization Awareness Month in Fairfax County


The diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body's natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease. Protect yourself and your community. Make sure your family's immunizations are up-to-date. Vaccines are proven to be safe and effective. Vaccinations are available through your health care provider and the Fairfax County Health Department clinics.

What Vaccines Do I Need?

We all need vaccines to help protect us from serious diseases and illness. Talk to your health care provider and review the following information:

Immunization Facts

  • The life spans of Americans have increased by more than thirty years in large part because of vaccines.
  • A child born today can be protected against 17 diseases and conditions. A child born in 1995 was protected against only nine.
  • Globally, vaccination saves two to three million lives per year.

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