Wellness 2015-10-09 Safe on Schedule: Vaccines for Children Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Wellness/Safe on Schedule: Vaccines for Children Vaccines are as important as ever for your child’s safety. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control showing the growing number of intentionally unvaccinated children suggest failure to vaccinate may be responsible for more severe outbreaks of avoidable infections. Vaccinate your children to protect them from preventable diseases with potentially serious complications. Sticking to the recommended vaccination schedule can reduce catch-up immunizations and prevent high-risk medical conditions later in life. Interested in hearing more from Northwestern Medicine? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E‑Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. 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