Brookings Health System


Friendly female nurse administering a vaccination shot to a little girlVaccinations are a highly effective, easy way to keep people healthy. On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.