Immunizations

Immunizations in the News

  • 10/22/2019
    The Washington Post created three new videos called “The Vaccines Project” which answer common vaccine-related questions.
  • 6/21/2020
    The CHOP Vaccine Education Center has a large array of education options including books, websites, videos, games, and apps to help educate the public about immunizations.  
  • Recommended Immunization Schedule

    Birth
    2 months
    4 months
    6 months
    6 months + (yearly)
    9 months
    12 months
    15 months
    18 months
    4 years
    11 years
    12-15 years
    16 years
    16-18 years 2 doses, 6 months apart

    Vaccine Information Sheets

    DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia

    Flu Shot (Influenza (Flu) Vaccine) - Fluzone, Fluvirin, Fluarix

    Hep A (Hepatitis A) - Havrix, Vaqta

    Hep B (Hepatitis B) - Engerix-B, Recombivax HB

    Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) - PedvaxHIB, ActHIB, Hiberix, HibTITER

    HPV Gardasil-9 (Human Papillomavirus) - Gardasil-9

    IPV (Polio) - Ipol

    Meningococcal (Serogroup B - Men B) (Serogroup B Meningococcal (Men B)) - Trumenba

    Meningococcal ACWY (Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines) - Menomune, Menactra, Menveo

    MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - M-M-R II

    MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - ProQuad

    PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) - Prevnar 13

    PPV (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide)

    Rotavirus (Rotavirus) - RotaTeq, Rotarix

    TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - Boostrix, Adacel

    Varicella (Chickenpox) - Varivax

    More Vaccine Articles

    DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) Vaccine (VIS) (Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document118.pdf

    Hepatitis A Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool of people with hepatitis A.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document194_en_secured.pdf

    Hepatitis B Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis B is a serious infection that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document188.pdf

    Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know ( Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Lifelong HBV infection can lead to liver cancer or scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). More than 1 million people in the United States are living with lifelong HBV infection. Anyone can get infected with HBV, including your child.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document186.pdf

    Hepatitis C (About 4 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and many do not even know it. Anyone can get infected with HCV, including children.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document187_en.pdf

    Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) Vaccine (VIS) (Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria. It usually affects children under 5 years old. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document123_en_secured.pdf

    HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine (VIS) (HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document100_en.pdf

    Immunizations: What You Need To Know (Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication. Vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%! Yet many parents still question their safety because of misinformation they've received. That's why it's important to turn to a reliable and trusted source, including your child's doctor, for information. The following are answers to common questions parents have about immunizations.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document057.pdf

    Influenza (Live, Intranasal) Vaccine (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document094_en.pdf

    Influenza Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant) (VIS) (With any medicine, including vaccines, there is a chance of reactions. These are usually mild and go away on their own, but serious reactions are also possible.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document093_en_secured.pdf

    Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines (VIS) (Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness. It is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2 through 18 years old in the United States. Meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain and the spinal cord.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document125.pdf

    Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students (Certain teens and young adults have a higher risk of getting meningococcal disease. College students, especially freshmen who live in dorms and military recruits, are at an increased risk compared with others in this age group. It's important to know how to protect yourself because meningococcal disease can be deadly. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about this serious illness, safe and effective vaccines, and how to stay healthy.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document071_en_secured.pdf

    MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine (VIS) (Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document126.pdf

    MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccine (VIS) (Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world. ) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document140.pdf

    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (VIS) (Many Vaccine Information Statements are available in Spanish and other languages. See www.immunize.org/vis) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document237_en.pdf

    Pneumococcal Infections (Meningitis (brain), Bacteremia (bloodstream), Pneumonia (lungs), Sinusitis (sinus membranes), and Otitis media (ears). These infections can be dangerous to very young children, the elderly, and people with certain high-risk health conditions.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document080_en.pdf

    Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect older adults (and some children and younger adults) from pneumococcal disease.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/ppe_document141.pdf

    Polio Vaccine (VIS) (Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It enters the body through the mouth. Usually it does not cause serious illness. But sometimes it causes paralysis (can't move arm or leg), and it can cause meningitis (irritation of the lining of the brain). It can kill people who get it, usually by paralyzing the muscles that help them breathe.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document128_en_secured.pdf

    Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine (Congratulations on your new baby! Your baby is the greatest gift you will ever receive. One of your biggest jobs as a parent is to keep your child safe and healthy. One way do this is to make sure your children get all the immunizations they need to protect them from different diseases. But did you know that there is an immunization that you as a parent should get to keep your children safe?) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document228_en.pdf

    Rotavirus Vaccine (VIS) (Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe, and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document215.pdf

    Seasonal Influenza (Flu) (All flu viruses cause a respiratory illness that can last a week or more. Flu symptoms include ) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document042.pdf

    Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) VIS (Tetanus and diphtheria are very serious diseases. They are rare in the United States today, but people who do become infected often have severe complications. Td vaccine is used to protect adolescents and adults from both of these diseases.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document099_en.pdf

    Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) Vaccine (VIS) (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine can protect us from these diseases. And, Tdap vaccine given to pregnant women can protect newborn babies against pertussis.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document604_en.pdf

    Vaccines—Autism Toolkit (Scientific studies show that many different genes work together with things in the environment to put a child at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Scientific studies do not show that vaccines cause ASD. ) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document599_en.pdf

    Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine (VIS) (Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document117_en.pdf

    Your Child’s First Vaccines (VIS) (The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood. ) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document608_en.pdf