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Immunize Your Kids Out of Love


We’re living in some unusual times, but life keeps marching on. Your kids are still growing, they still need you to protect their health, and you still love them. 

Stand up for them — and for all your community — and keep up with their vaccinations. Childhood immunization is one of the most significant public health achievements of the last century. And it’s one the most powerful way to protect those you love. When we all do our part, we keep kids safe from what used to be devestating diseases like measles, diptheria, polio, and more.

Take a stand. Vax for Love.


Take a Stand: Vaccinate Your Kids Now.


Some things are worth taking a stand for. You friends. Your hometown. Your loved ones. And especially kids. Sometimes that takes strength, sometimes it just takes love. Take a stand for the people and the places you love: get your kids vaccinated today.



Vaccines are safe, proven and effective. They have saved millions of lives worldwide for centuries, starting with the smallpox vaccine in the 1700s. 


Vaccines are based on the latest research and science by the CDC and the FDA. 


Many vaccine-preventable diseases can be spread by air – including chicken pox, diphtheria, influenza, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, pneumococcal pneumonia and rubella.



Tell me more about MMR The MMR vaccine combines protection against measles, mumps and rubella. The CDC recommends that people get MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. Children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults also should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination.
Tell me more about DTaP The DTaP vaccine combines protection against three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Diphtheria is a respiratory disease that can cause breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure and death. It’s highly contagious. Pertussis, also highly contagious, causes coughing spasms so severe that in infants it can make it difficult to eat, drink or breathe. Infants are most at risk for severe, life-threatening complications from pertussis. Tetanus, or “lockjaw,” attacks the nervous system.
What's in a vaccine? Vaccines are engineered to stimulate the immune system and create antibodies to prevent a particular disease from infecting our bodies.
Do vaccines cause autism? A large and growing body of scientific evidence has shown no connection between vaccines and autism. Parents can be confident that the medical and public health communities - including the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Medical Association (AMA), World Health Organization (WHO), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - strongly support the safety and benefits of immunizations.


Sponsored by The South Dakota Department of Health

Safety of Vaccines Used for routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics, Maglione et al. (July 1, 2014)

The South Dakota Department of Health supplies childhood vaccines for children eligible for the federal Vaccines for Children Program. The following conditions apply to eligible children: 1) You cannot be charged for the vaccine; 2) The provider may charge an administration fee but the fee must be waived if you cannot pay; and 3) You may be required to pay an office visit fee to receive the vaccine.

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