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Pediatric Vaccines: What Vaccines Do Children Get? Topic Guide

Pediatric Vaccines: What Vaccines Do Children Get? Pediatric Vaccines: What Vaccines Do Children Get?: Vaccines are used in children to reduce their risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to develop immunity to disease. Vaccines (immunizations) contain small amounts of weakened or dead viruses, bacteria, or toxins that can cause diseases that are used to strengthen the immune system and prevent disease. The weakened or killed germs in vaccines do not make people sick, but rather, they stimulate the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against future exposure in the wild.

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BCG vaccine BCG Vaccine

BCG vaccine is used to help prevent tuberculosis (TB) in adults and children who have never had this disease and test negative for tuberculosis. BCG vaccine...learn more »

zoster vaccine (inactivated) Zoster Vaccine (inactivated)

Herpes zoster is caused by the same virus (varicella) that causes chickenpox in children. When this virus becomes active again, it can cause herpes zoster, ...learn more »

cholera vaccine Cholera Vaccine

Cholera is a bacterial infection that can cause severe, life-threatening diarrhea. Cholera is caused by coming into contact with water or food contaminated ...learn more »

meningococcal group B vaccine Meningococcal Group B Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria. Meningococcal bacteria can infect the spinal cord and brain, causing meningitis that can b...learn more »

hepatitis B adult vaccine Hepatitis B Adult Vaccine

Hepatitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepat...learn more »

hepatitis B pediatric vaccine Hepatitis B Pediatric Vaccine

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis B causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). H...learn more »

pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine Pneumococcal 13-valent Vaccine

Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria. Pneumococcal bacteria can infect the sinuses and inner ear. It can also infect the lungs, ...learn more »

Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (SA14-14-2) Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine (SA14-14-2)

Japanese encephalitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. It is the leading cause of viral encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in Asia. Encephaliti...learn more »

human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, 9-valent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine, 9-valent

Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause genital warts, cancer of the cervix, anal cancer, and various cancers of the vulva or vagina...learn more »

zoster vaccine live Zoster Vaccine Live

Herpes zoster is caused by the same virus (varicella) that causes chickenpox in children. When this virus becomes active again in an adult, it can cause her...learn more »

rabies vaccine, purified chick embryo cell Rabies Vaccine, Purified Chick Embryo Cell

Rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus. Rabies occurs mainly in animals, but a human can get rabies after being bitten by an infected animal. There ...learn more »

rabies vaccine, human diploid cell Rabies Vaccine, Human Diploid Cell

Rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus. Rabies occurs mainly in animals, but a human can get rabies after being bitten by an infected animal. There ...learn more »

diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP)

Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria...learn more »

tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap)

Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria...learn more »

measles, mumps, rubella and varicella virus vaccine Measles, Mumps, Rubella And Varicella Virus Vaccine

Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are serious diseases caused by viruses spread from person to person through the air or by skin to skin contact...learn more »

meningococcal conjugate vaccine Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria. Meningococcal bacteria can infect the spinal cord and brain, causing meningitis that can b...learn more »

haemophilus b conjugate (PRP-T) vaccine Haemophilus B Conjugate (PRP-T) Vaccine

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) is a bacteria that can cause serious illness, including breathing problems or meningitis. Hib infection usually affects ...learn more »

haemophilus b conjugate (PRP-OMP) vaccine Haemophilus B Conjugate (PRP-OMP) Vaccine

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) is a bacteria that can cause serious illness, including breathing problems or meningitis. Hib infection usually affects ...learn more »

hepatitis A adult vaccine Hepatitis A Adult Vaccine

Hepatitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepat...learn more »

hepatitis A pediatric vaccine Hepatitis A Pediatric Vaccine

Hepatitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepat...learn more »

diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine (DT, pediatric) Diphtheria And Tetanus Toxoids Vaccine (DT, Pediatric)

Diphtheria and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria...learn more »

pneumococcal polysaccharides vaccine (PPV), 23-valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharides Vaccine (PPV), 23-valent

Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria. Pneumococcal bacteria can infect the sinuses and inner ear. It can also infect the lungs, ...learn more »

tetanus and diphtheria toxoids vaccine (Td, adult) Tetanus And Diphtheria Toxoids Vaccine (Td, Adult)

Diphtheria and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria...learn more »

influenza virus vaccine (nasal) Influenza Virus Vaccine (nasal)

Influenza (commonly known as "the flu") is a serious disease caused by a virus. Influenza virus can spread from one person to another through small droplets...learn more »

anthrax vaccine Anthrax Vaccine

Anthrax is a disease caused by infection with spore-forming bacteria called Bacillus anthracis, which occur naturally in soil. These bacteria most often inf...learn more »

diphtheria, hepatitis B, pertussis (acellular), polio, and tetanus vaccine Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Pertussis (acellular), Polio, And Tetanus Vaccine

Diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria causes a thick coating in the nose, throat, and airways. It ca...learn more »

hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis A And Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis A and B are serious diseases caused by virus...learn more »

diphtheria, pertussis acellular, tetanus, and polio Diphtheria, Pertussis Acellular, Tetanus, And Polio

Diphtheria, pertussis acellular, polio, and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria or virus...learn more »

diphtheria, haemophilus, pertussis, tetanus, and polio Diphtheria, Haemophilus, Pertussis, Tetanus, And Polio

Diphtheria, haemophilus influenzae type B, pertussis, polio, and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria or virus...learn more »

typhoid vaccine (live), oral Typhoid Vaccine (live), Oral

Typhoid (also called "typhoid fever") is a serious disease caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. Untreated typhoid infection may lead to kidney failure, or i...learn more »

rotavirus oral vaccine, live (oral) Rotavirus Oral Vaccine, Live (oral)

Rotavirus oral vaccine contains up to five strains of rotavirus. It is made from both human and animal sources...learn more »

varicella virus (chickenpox) vaccine Varicella Virus (chickenpox) Vaccine

Varicella (commonly known as chickenpox) is a common childhood disease that causes fever, skin rash, and a breakout of fluid-filled blisters on the skin. Mo...learn more »

measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine Measles, Mumps, And Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases caused by viruses spread from person to person through the air. Measles, mumps, and rubella can cause minor...learn more »

yellow fever vaccine Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by a virus that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Yellow fever can cause fever and flu-like illnes...learn more »

influenza virus vaccine (injectable) Influenza Virus Vaccine (injectable)

Influenza virus (commonly known as "the flu") is a serious disease caused by a virus. Influenza virus can spread from one person to another through small dr...learn more »

polio vaccine (IPV) Polio Vaccine (IPV)

Polio affects the central nervous system and spinal cord. It can cause muscle weakness and paralysis. Polio is a life threatening condition because it can ...learn more »

typhoid vaccine (inactivated), injection Typhoid Vaccine (inactivated), Injection

Typhoid (also called "typhoid fever") is a serious disease caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. Untreated typhoid infection may lead to kidney failure, or i...learn more »

meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria. Meningococcal bacteria can infect the spinal cord and brain, causing meningitis that can b...learn more »