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No matter what your stance is on vaccines, the truth of the matter is this: vaccines are important in decreasing the most vaccine-preventable childhood diseases. Dr. Darek Eggleston with the Ogden Clinic discusses the importance of vaccines and other common questions parents have about them. Why are vaccinations important? Vaccinations protect your child against serious diseases by stimulating the immune system to create antibodies against certain bacteria or viruses. What diseases do vaccines protect against? Immunizing your child with vaccines protects against serious diseases like measles, whooping cough, polio, meningococcal disease, tetanus, rotavirus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, influenza and more.