Immunization has been one of the most successful and safest public health measures available to populations worldwide, with an unparalleled record of disease reduction and prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and many other professional organizations recommend vaccinations from birth throughout the adult years to provide a lifetime of protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. IPHA concurs with these recommendations and believes in the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. All Iowans should receive recommended immunizations according to the schedule published by the CDC and ACIP.
Access IPHA's policy position statement on immunizations.