Diseases and the Vaccines That Prevent Them

This series of fact sheets describes symptoms of infection as well as the benefits and risk of vaccination for 14 diseases, including hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, influenza, pneumococcal disease, polio, and rotavirus. There are two versions of each fact sheet for each disease. The "Disease Basics" sheets include an overview of each vaccine-preventable disease and vaccine information. The "In-Depth Information" sheets use a narrative style and some include a true story about a family affected by a vaccine-preventable disease.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2011

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Resource types: Website, Fact sheet

Diseases/vaccines: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Hepatitis B, Pneumococcus, Rotavirus, Influenza, Polio

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global