Why Vaccinate?

People should get vaccinated because vaccines prevent disease. Vaccines have been so effective that many people have never seen the pain, suffering, and disability diseases like polio, diphtheria, and others can cause. Immunization remains the most cost- effective and safe preventive measure that can be taken to protect children and adults from life-threatening disease. Vaccines protect not only those who get immunized, but also protect the people around them who may not be able to get immunized. Learn more from these CDC publications: