Before making decisions about vaccination, it’s important to get the facts. This site was created to help you do just that. Here, you’ll find information on vaccines: how they work, what’s in them, benefits and risks, and more.

Scroll down to learn about common vaccine myths

When it comes to vaccines, adults only need the flu shot.

Myth 1

The CDC recommends up to 6 vaccines, even for healthy adults.

Fact 1

Most vaccines for adults only help prevent mild diseases.

Myth 2

Many diseases can be serious. When you choose not to get vaccinated, you may put yourself at risk.

Fact 2

All I need to do to stay healthy is eat right and exercise.

Myth 3

Staying up-to-date with CDC-recommended vaccines and regular check-ups is also part of helping to protect your good health.

Fact 3

My doctor didn’t say I needed any vaccines, so I must be up-to-date.

Myth 4

Making sure your vaccinations are up-to-date is a team effort. Be proactive and talk to your doctor about vaccination.

Fact 4

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