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March 28, 2017

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

It’s difficult for many of us to imagine the devastating diseases vaccines protect us from contracting. Although we rarely see some of the diseases in the United States, recent outbreaks of pertussis, measles, and mumps remind us of the importance of immunizing children, teens and adults. Below you will find information about each vaccine-preventable disease, symptoms, how the disease is spread, and the vaccine that protects you.

For additional information about these diseases, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccines & Preventable Diseases website. Also, some vaccine-preventable diseases are reportable in Idaho. For Idaho's disease trends please visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's Idaho Reportable Disease Summary webpage.