In their Keeping Kids Healthy column, UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly wrote about the importance of vaccinating children. “Because antibodies are specific to individual antigens, vaccines are particular to individual diseases. For this reason, our children need a series of shots to protect them against infectious diseases that have killed millions of unprotected children in the past. The single most important thing you can do to protect your child is to make sure he or she has completed the vaccination schedule and has these antibodies in the bloodstream, ready to protect at a moment’s notice.”