Reduce the Risk of Infectious Diseases
Immunizations are an essential part of your regular care. They protect you from serious diseases and keep you healthy.
You need immunizations throughout your life. They can offer protection from diseases such as:
- Pneumococcal infections
During a wellness visit, your provider will make sure you have the recommended vaccinations based on your age and lifestyle.
Sanford Health offers the annual flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine at events and locations near you.
Reasons to Vaccinate
Immunizations – also called vaccines, shots or vaccinations – can protect people of all ages from dangerous, life-threatening diseases.
If you’re a parent and feel hesitant about vaccine safety, talk to your child’s doctor. Physicians are your first source of reliable information. They’re bound by law to give you written information on the benefits and risks of each immunization suggested for your child. Reading this material can help you make a well-informed decision.
How Vaccines Work
Vaccines work by injecting weakened or killed bacteria or viruses into the body. They teach your body’s immune system how to fight the disease and produce antibodies without getting sick.
Different vaccines are recommended for infants, children, teenagers and adults. View our vaccination schedule below.
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