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Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives.

They are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common.

Immunization is the most cost-effective and safe preventive measure that can be taken to protect children and adults from life-threatening diseases.

Vaccines protect not only those who are immunized, but also the people around them who may not be able to be immunized.

The most common reason children are not up-to-date on vaccinations is because their parents or care givers don't know the children haven't received all vaccinations on time.

To be sure your child has received all vaccinations, contact your pediatrician or family physician.

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If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:


Wendie Lagasse
Public Health Specialist
MaineGeneral Medical Center Prevention Center
30 Chase Avenue
Waterville, Maine
Phone: (207) 872-4102
E-mail: wendie.lagasse@mainegeneral.org