Basics and Common Questions:
Immunization: The Basics
- Why immunize?
- Brief overview of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines
- How vaccines prevent disease
- 10 things you need to know about immunizations
How many doses your child needs, diseases vaccines prevent, etc.
- How immunity works: types of immunity
- Common questions
- What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?
- Life-cycle of immunizations
Tracks the evolution of a single disease, from a time when there was no vaccine to when the disease is eradicated.
The ABCs of Childhood Vaccines is a slide series that explains in everyday words and concepts, major facts about childhood vaccines.
- The Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations
68-page booklet introducing parents to the 13 childhood diseases and the 9 vaccines that can protect children from them
- A Parent's Guide to Kids' Vaccines (exit)
4-page FDA guide explaining to parents the risks and benefits of common kids' vaccines
- Additives in vaccines
- Report a suspected side effect (VAERS) (exit)
- Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
In the rare event that a vaccine injures a child, he or she may be compensated through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). For more information about VICP visit www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/ (exit) or call 1-800-338-2382
- Where to get vaccinations (Vaccines for Children Program)
Content last reviewed on May 24, 2007
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases