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Cayuga Health Department: Immunizations important to infant health

Giving babies the recommended immunizations by age 2 is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles. Most parents choose the safe, proven protection of vaccines.

Health care professionals remain parents’ most trusted source of information about vaccines for their children. They play a serious role in supporting parents in understanding and choosing vaccinations.

It is very important that adults understand that protecting babies from serious illnesses, like whooping cough (pertussis), starts before they are born. All pregnant women are recommended to receive the whooping cough vaccine, or Tdap, during each pregnancy.

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