Vaccines

On-time vaccinations help give babies a healthy start

The McHenry County Health Department recommends protecting your children from 14 serious and potentially life-threatening diseases by keeping their vaccination schedule up-to-date.
The McHenry County Health Department recommends protecting your children from 14 serious and potentially life-threatening diseases by keeping their vaccination schedule up-to-date.

The McHenry County Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.

Keeping your child’s vaccination schedule current helps parents protect their children from 14 serious and potentially life threatening diseases before age 2.

Today’s childhood vaccines protect against serious diseases including mumps, measles, whooping cough, and chickenpox.

There are many important reasons to make sure your child is vaccinated.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk and can spread diseases to others in their family and community — including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems…