Vaccination and Immunization


Vaccination vs. Immunization, What are They?

  Two unmarked vaccine vials with a syringe laying in front of them.
The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease     A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled a handbook to help guide parents through childhood diseases and the vaccines that protect children from them. To access this useful guide, click on the "Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations", below.

Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations

State of Connecticut's WiZ logo.

Click the above image to be redirected to the State of Connecticut's, Immunization Information System for Connecticut (CT WiZ) webpage.

Click here for the CT WiZ brochure on vaccinating your children.

Clipart of five different children standing in a row next to each other.

Twelve month calendar with the title "Immunization Schedule"

Click the above image to be redirected to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions immunization schedule webpage. 

For further information, click logos below to visit the CDC or State of Connecticut websites.

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All information on this page has been supplied by the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and /or the State of Connecticut's website.

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