That’s the message the Center for Disease Control wants parents to understand during National Immunization Month. Vaccines became a required part of childhood in the early 1950s, when four vaccines were introduced: diphtheria, tetanus, pertusis and smallpox.
Now, though, by the time kids are two, they’ll receive as many as 20 vaccines. In Arkansas, kids between the ages of birth and six years get 11 vaccinations.
To see a list of shot schedules for your child, click here.