Thanks to vaccines, most parents and grandparents do not have to watch their children suffer from diseases that were common just a few decades ago.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the Recommended Childhood and Adolescence Immunization Schedule. South Lake Pediatrics uses this schedule as a standard of care.
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Initiative may provide you with additional information on immunizations.
Other helpful links:
- Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) - IAC is a nonprofit organization that promotes immunization for all people against vaccine-preventable diseases. This website as well as www.vaccineinformation.org offer educational materials, photos and video clips for parents, healthcare professionals, the media and the general public.
- Vaccine Education Center (VEC) - The goal of the VEC at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is to accurately communicate the facts about each childhood vaccine. VEC publishes a monthly vaccine e-newsletter for parents. For more information or to subscribe, visit "Parents PACK".
- Every Child By Two (ECBT) and Vaccinate Your Baby - ECBT, founded by Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers, have created these two websites. Each contains a broad array of educational materials and information about vaccines, their safety, vaccine research and science, vaccine misperceptions and many other topics to help clinicians and parents.
- National Network for Immunzation Information (NNii) - NNii provides current, science-based, extensively reviewed information to healthcare professionals, the media, policy makers and the public.
- What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?
- NOVA Vaccines-Calling the Shots
- Autism's false prophets (2008) Paul Offit
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Click on the links below to view these VIS sheets:
(DTaP) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
(Hep A) Hepatitis A
(Hep B) Hepatitis B
(Hib) Haemophilus Influenza type B
(HPV) Human Papilloma Virus
(IPV) Inactivated Polio Vaccine
Influenza-inactivated (Seasonal Flu Shot)
Influenza-intranasal, live (Seasonal Flu Mist)
(MMR) Measles, Mumps, Rubella
(MMRV) Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella
(PCV) Pneumococcal Conjugate
(Td) Tetanus, Diphtheria
(Tdap) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertusis
(Varicella) Chicken Pox