Vaccines (shots) can protect your child from diseases than can cause severe problems. Just take a look:
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)* recommends the following immunization schedules for your children:
*The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published in the February 2012 Pediatrics (published online Feb. 1), includes updated schedules for children ages 0-6, ages 7-18 and a catch-up schedule for children with late or incomplete immunizations. The schedule reflects current recommendations for use of FDA-licensed vaccines, and has been approved by the AAP, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.