Immunization Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed a wealth of resources to help answer questions regarding vaccination.  I am providing links to those resources below along with a description as to what you may find in each of them. In previous blogs I discussed informed consent for vaccination and the General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization released in 2017 by the CDC.

Ingredients    ​​​​​
AAP-​Healthychildren.org Vaccine Ingredient​s: Frequently Asked Questions How do #vaccineswork? Read about vaccine ingredients & how they work together to protect against infection
AAP-Healthychildren.org Vaccine Ingredients: Frequently Asked Questions Vaccines contain ingredients that help make them safer and more effective ​#vaccineswork
AAP-Healthychildren.org Vaccine Ingredients: Frequently Asked Questions Curious about how #vaccineswork? @healthychildren answers common questions about vaccine ingredients
CHOP Vaccine Ingredients Great info from @ChildrensPhila! Learn how vaccines protect your child from disease:
CHOP Egg Does your child have an egg allergy? Talk to your pediatrician about what vaccines they can safely receive
Side Effects    ​​​
AAP-Healthychildren.org Vaccines and Side Effects: The Facts  Vaccines are much safer than the diseases they prevent. Learn the facts:

 

AAP-Healthychildren.org Multiple Vaccinations at One Time The immunization schedule often recommends several vaccines in the same visit. This is safe and effective:
AAP Healthychildren.org Newborns and Vaccines Vaccines provide protection when your baby needs it most. Newborns are especially vulnerable to some diseases
AAP Healthychildren.org Why So Many Vaccinations? #VaccinesWork: We now have vaccines to prevent against infection from 14 diseases in the first 2 years of life!
Vaccine Safety    ​​
AAP-Healthychildren.org How Safe Are Vaccines? Vaccines are safe, vaccines are effective, #vaccineswork!
CDC What Would Happen if We Stopped Vaccinations? Vaccines help prevent disease: The more people who are vaccinated, the less likely a disease is to spread
CDC What Would Happen if We Stopped Vaccinations? Vaccines don’t just protect you, they protect your entire community:
CHOP Natural Infection vs. Immunization Vaccines provide immunity and protect your child from preventable diseases and their side effects
CHOP Vaccine Safety Questions about vaccines? @ChildrensPhila has answers
AAP-Healthychildren.org Vaccine Safety: Examine the Evidence The science is clear: Vaccines are safe and protect children and communities from preventable diseases
​ Need for Vaccines
 AAP-Healthychildren.o​rg Why Immunize Your Child Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work!
AAP-Healthychildren.org Why Immunize Your Child Although some diseases may be rare in the US, they are still prevalent in other countries & are a plane ride away
History of Vaccines How the Vaccinated Protect the Unvaccinated Vaccinating your child can help others through herd immunity. Watch how this works.
Comfor​t  
AAP-​Healthychildren.org Managing Your Child’s Pain While Getting a Shot Tips from @HealthyChildren on how to alleviate your child’s anxiety while receiving a vaccine
California Department of Health Comfort Your Child Before, During, and After Shots Parents can help comfort little ones before, during and after vaccines. @CAPublicHealth shares tips:
Immunization Sc​hedule
AAP-Healthychildren.org Family Friendly  Recommended Immunization Schedules Is your child up-to-date on vaccinations? Check out @healthychildren’s easy-to-read immunization schedule
AAP-Healthychildren.org Missed Vaccinations Is your child behind on immunizations? It’s never too late to catch up!
CHOP Vaccine Schedule Q&A Questions about the vaccine schedule? Get them answered here:
BeImmunized BeImmunized Immunization Tracker “Don’t forget another immunization again.” Keep track with BeImmunized
AAP-Healthychildren.org Immunizations for Preterm Babies Learn about vaccinations for preterm infants & why it’s important to follow the immunization schedule
​Special ​Populations/Circumstances 
AAP-Healthychildren.org Immunization and Breastfeeding    Your baby needs all of the recommended vaccines even when you are breastfeeding. Learn more
AAP-Healthychildren.org Teens and Immunizations Did you know your pre-teen needs immunizations too? At ages 11-12 your child should be vaccinated against 4 diseases
AAP-Healthychildren.org Vaccinating a Sick Child Parents, your child can receive vaccines even if he/she has a cold. Learn more
AAP-Healthychildren.org Weakened Immune Systems If your child’s immune system is weakened, your pediatrician may recommend some vaccines but not others. Learn more
CHOP Vaccines and Special Situations Adopting? Pregnant? Traveling? Many circumstances warrant special considerations for vaccines.
Specific Diseases or Vaccines 
AAP-Healthychildren.org Chickenpox Vaccine The chickenpox vaccine is safe & effective. It will protect your child from the chickenpox & potential complications
AAP-Healthychildren.org “What You Need to Know” Series Immunizations are one of the success stories of modern medicine. Learn more about vaccines via @HealthyChildren​
CDC HPV Vaccine Information for Young Women The HPV vaccine is an important way you can protect your daughter from cervical cancer
CHOP A Look at Each Vaccine Vaccines protect against serious diseases. Parents, learn what you need to know from @ChildrensPhila
CHOP Questions and Answers About HPV and the Vaccine HPV can cause cancer & spreads easily. Protect your child w/ the HPV vaccine
​How Vaccines Work
CDC How Vaccines Prevent Diseases Read and view illustrations about how #vaccineswork to protect your child from disease
History of Vaccine (HOV) How Vaccines Work This slideshow takes you through how #vaccineswork to prevent disease
​Immunizations Overview
AAP-Healthychildren.org Do Immunizations Really Work? #VaccinesWork! Pediatricians agree: every child needs & deserves the protection that immunizations provide
CHOP Vaccine Availability Timeline When does your child need vaccines? Learn about the vaccine schedule & why it’s important
CHOP Vaccine Q&A Sheets These great resources from @ChildrensPhila will answer your questions about vaccines!
HOV How Vaccines are Made Producing a vaccine requires many steps. Follow this step-by-step guide to see how vaccines are made
HOV Types of Vaccines There are different ways that vaccines are made – what are the types & what do they mean? Learn more
​Covering Immunization Costs
CDC The Vaccines for Children Program If your child does not have health coverage, he/she may be eligible for the @CDCgov Vaccines for Children Program
CDC CDC VFC for Parents The Vaccines for Children Program offers free vaccines to eligible children. Visit @CDCgov for more info
Web Information  ​
IAC Reliable Sources of Immunization Information Not sure where to turn for information on vaccines? Here’s a list of reliable resources
CDC Re​sources
CDC Vaccine Resources for Parents We love these resources from @CDCgov about vaccines. Please read and share!
​Summarized Scientific Articles ​ ​
AAP Increasing Exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines Is Not Associated with Risk of Autism ​Vaccine are safe! More scientific evidence
AAP Long-term Study of a Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine ​HPV can cause cancer & spreads easily. HPV Vaccine is safe and can protect your child
AAP The Problem With Dr Bob’s Alternative Vaccine Schedule ​No science to Sears’ nonstandard schedule. Protect your baby with on-time vaccination
AAP On-Time Vaccine Receipt in the First Year Does Not Adversely Affect Neuropsychological Outcomes ​Vaccine are safe! More scientific evidence
​AAP Reviewed by: Jane Gould, MD, FAAP ​Long term measles-induced immunomodulation increases overall childhood infectious disease mortality ​MMR vaccine prevents measles, mumps rubella and more! #vaccineswork

Parent Videos
Flu vaccine https://youtu.be/ISnzmOSo7LI Your child’s influenza vaccine protects him/her – and the community!
Deciding to vaccinate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgKGncVSakk&feature=youtu.be All parents want what’s best for their child! See why one mom made the choice to vaccinate.

 

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