Immunizations: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

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Reviewed: 2017

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Illinois Immunization Program
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Be There for Your Child during Shots
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Organizations

Illinois Department of Public Health
This organization is dedicated to improving the health and safety of people in Illinois.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides resources and information about preventing diseases.

The American Academy of Pediatrics
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