Patients & Parents

Ingredients & Safety

Vaccine Overview & Information


Understanding How Vaccines Work Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics July 2018 | English | Vaccines Work! Immunization Action Coalition - January 2019 | English | The Journey of your Child's Vaccine - Infographic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | English | Q&A Too Many Vaccines? What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Winter 2018 | English | Spanish | Combination Vaccines Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics May 2017 | English | ---ANALYZING VACCINE INFORMATION--- Reliable Sources of Immunization Information: Where Parents Can Go to Find Answers! Immunization Action Coalition - January 2017 | English | Evaluating Information: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Summer 2017 | English | Logical Fallacies and Vaccines: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Fall 2018 | English |




Vaccine Ingredients


Q&A Vaccine Ingredients: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Summer 2016 | English | Spanish | Q&A Aluminum in Vaccines: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Winter 2014 | English | Spanish | Q&A Thimerosal: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Spring 2012 | English | Spanish | Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Food and Drug Administration American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics February 2013 | English | Science Summary: CDC Studies on Thimerosal in Vaccines Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | English | ---LEARN MORE--- Vaccines Ingredients The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Vaccine Education Center | Website |




Vaccine Safety & Surveillance


---VACCINE SAFETY--- Vaccine Safety and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction (33 pages) by Paul Offit, M.D., F.A.A.P., and Charlotte Moser The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | English | Spanish | Ensuring the Safety of Vaccines in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Food and Drug Administration American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics January 2018 | English | White Paper on Studying the Safety of the Childhood Immunization Schedule (64 pages) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | English | Understanding MMR Vaccine Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics February 2013 | English | Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - July 2018 | English | Spanish | HPV Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics February 2013 | English | ---VACCINE SURVEILLANCE--- About the CDC Immunization Safety Office Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | English | Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS): A National Program for Monitoring Vaccine Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Food and Drug Administration | English | Pamphlet - Report to VAERS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Food and Drug Administration | English | Spanish |




Do Vaccines Cause That?


---AUTISM--- Q&A Vaccines and Autism: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Spring 2016 | English | Spanish | MMR Vaccine does not cause Autism: Examine the Evidence Immunization Action Coalition - May 2017 | English | Science Summary: CDC Studies on Thimerosal in Vaccines Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | English | ---ALLERGIES--- Vaccines and Allergies: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Spring 2018 | English | ---LEARN MORE--- Vaccines and Other Conditions The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Vaccine Education Center | Website |





Vaccines & Diseases

Measles


Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the rubeola virus. Measles can be spread through direct contact with respiratory droplets or secretions from an infected individual and from entering a room within 2 hours after an unmasked, infected person was present. It is one of the most easily spread of all diseases. Measles ranges from a mild to a severe illness. Typical symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye, rash, blue-white rash inside the mouth (Koplik spots) usually develop 10-12 days after exposure. Vaccine Information Statement: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - February 2018 | English | Spanish | Vaccine Information Statement: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - February 2018 | English | Spanish | Understanding MMR Vaccine Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | English | Measles and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It / El sarampión y la vacuna que lo previene Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - April 2017 | English | Spanish | Q&A Measles: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Fall 2017 | English | Spanish | Measles: Q&A Information about the Disease and Vaccines Immunization Action Coalition - November 2018 | English | Meales, Mumps and Rubella - Make sure your child is protected! Immunization Action Coalition - June 2013 | English | Spanish |




Chickenpox (Varicella)


Chickenpox, also known as “Varicella,” is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella virus that is spread through direct contact with or breathing in either (1) respiratory droplets or secretions from an infected individual or (2) fluid from the chickpox rash. It is a common childhood illness, but adults also get chickenpox. Typical symptoms include fever, fatigue, itching, and rash on the face, chest and back. The infection can be spread as early as 2 days before the rash starts.Most people who get sick after being exposed develop symptoms within 14-16 days. Vaccine Information Statement: Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine Centers for Disease Prevention and Control - February 2018 | English | Spanish | Chickenpox and the vaccine (shot) to prevent it Centers for Disease Prevention and Control American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics April 2017 | English | Spanish | Q&A Chickenpox: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Summer 2012 | English | Spanish | Q&A Varicella (Chickenpox): Information about the Disease and Vaccines Immunization Action Coalition | English | Chickenpox - Make sure your child is protected! Immunization Action Coalition | English | Spanish |




Polio


Vaccine Information Statement: Polio Vaccine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - July 2016 | English | Spanish | Polio and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent it Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Academy of Family Physicians American Acadamy of Pediatrics April 2017 | English | Spanish | Polio: Q&A Information about the Disease and Vaccines Immunization Action Coalition - May 2018 | English | Polio - Make sure your child is protected! Immunization Action Coalition - June 2013 | English | Spanish |




Pneumococcal


Vaccine Information Statement: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - November 2015 | English | Spanish | Vaccine Information Statement: Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - April 2015 | English | Spanish | Pneumococcal Disease and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent it Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Academy of Family Physicians American Acadamy of Pediatrics April 2017 | English | Spanish | Q&A Pneumococcus: What you should know The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Fall 2017 | English | Spanish | Pneumococcus: Q&A Information about the Disease and Vaccines Immunization Action Coalition - March 2016 | English | Protect yourself from pneumococcal disease - Get Vaccinated! Immunization Action Coalition - February 2015 | English | Spanish | Pneumococcal disease - Make sure your child is protected! Immunization Action Coalit