Infants & Toddlers

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Our youngest Virginians are the most vulnerable when it comes to serious illnesses and diseases. Newborns receive some natural immunity from their mother, but it quickly fades. That is why it’s very important to protect the health of your young child by making sure they receive all their immunizations on time. The good news is […]

Adolescents

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Vaccines are not just for babies anymore. Pre-teens, ages 9-12, and teens have different needs for immunizations. Teens are more social and take more risks, so they are likely to catch certain diseases. Also, the protection from the immunizations they received as children can begin to fade so an additional dose or booster is needed. […]

Adults

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We never outgrow the need for vaccines. By the time we are adults, our immune systems have fought many infections and developed protection. But some adults may not have been immunized as children and need to catch up. Getting a childhood disease like measles or mumps as an adult can have serious health consequences. Sometimes […]

Travelers

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International travel is more popular and easier than ever. Unfortunately, serious diseases are only a plane ride away as well. Many countries have serious diseases that we simply do not see in the United States thanks to our high levels of immunization. Not only is it important that you are protected during your travels but […]