Vaccine Preventable Diseases
One of greatest challenges facing infant immunizations in Utah is the perception that vaccine-preventable diseases do not present a significant threat and there is no reason to immunize children. But, it is a fact that many children in our communities are not fully immunized and remain at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine preventable diseases also have a costly impact, resulting in doctor's visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents to lose time from work.
Vaccines can protect both the people who receive them and those with whom they come in contact. Vaccines have reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that were once common in the United States and around the world, including polio and smallpox.
Click on the links below for information about vaccine-preventable diseases and how to prevent them.
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Human Papillomavirus
- Meningococcal Disease
- Pneumococcal Disease
- Typhoid Fever
- Yellow Fever
Information for Public Health Departments
- Disease Plans/Case Report Forms
- Pertussis Outbreak Recommendations
- Vaccine Preventable Disease Laboratory Shipping/Submission Information
- Vaccine Preventable Disease Bacterial Shipping Guidance
Data & Reports
- Pertussis Surveillance Reports
- Seasonal Influenza Surveillance Reports
- Utah Immunization Coverage Levels