Vaccines are developed to help eradicate infectious diseases for which the human body has no defense. Statistics demonstrate that immunization is the best defense against such diseases, and that a vaccine can, not only, slow the infection rate but in some cases have eradicated the disease all together. Childhood immunization schedules are most common, but there is a vaccine schedule for all age groups. Vaccines not only protect the person getting them but protect those who are immunocompromised and cannot receive this form of defense. Read more on the CDC’s website https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ and on the MDHHS website https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/ to enhance your knowledge of both federal and state rules and recommendations regarding vaccines.