disease in the people who receive them and
protect those who come into contact with
unvaccinated individuals. Vaccines are provided
through injection with a needle or, a few,
orally or by nasal spray.
Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save
lives. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many
infectious diseases that were once common in this
country, including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis
(whooping cough, rubella (German measles), mumps,
tetanus, and the flu.
Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact,
resulting in doctor's visits, hospitalizations, and
premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents
to lose time from work.
County, immunizations are also administered
at the Federally-qualified health