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Talking with Parents About Vaccines
IAC's collection of handouts for staff and patients.
Unprotected People Reports
Case reports, personal testimonies, newspaper and journal articles about people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases
Sample Vaccine Policy Statement
This vaccine policy statement is for providers to give to patients and parents.
Vaccine-Related Journal Articles: Importance of Vaccines
IAC's selection of practical, clinical, and programmatic articles
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots
Author: Ari Brown, MD, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician in Austin, TX. Dr. Ari Brown is an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and trusted source for child health and development.
An Open Letter to Congress on Immunization Policy
In this letter, 74 organizations impress upon Congress the importance of strong, science-based immunization policy; June 3, 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How Vaccines Prevent Disease
Explains how vaccines prevent disease and protect others
What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?
Provides important information about vaccine-preventable diseases
10 Things You Need to Know About Immunizations
Answers to commonly asked questions about vaccines
Why Immunize? For Parents
It's important to keep immunizing until disease is eliminated
Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization
A 68-page booklet introducing parents to the 14 childhood diseases and the 10 vaccines that can protect children from them
Every Child by Two (ECBT)
Video FAQs
In these short video clips, experts cover the following topics areas: Why Vaccinate, Why Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule, Vaccine Testing, Ingredients & Safety, and Vaccines and Autism
National Vaccine Program Office
If We Stop Vaccinating...
An overview of vaccine-preventable diseases
National Network for Immunization Information
Why Immunize?
NNii provides an overview of vaccine effectiveness
Community Immunity
An article explaining what community immunity is and its implications for the public health
American Academy of Pediatrics
Why Immunize?
AAP's immunization information for families
Adhering to Vaccine Schedule Is Best Way to Protect Children from Disease
By Margaret Fisher, MD, FAAP and Joseph Bocchini, Jr., MD, FAAP
Reprinted with Permission of AAP News, January 2009
Vaccine Education Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Parents PACK
Possessing, Accessing and Communicating Knowledge (PACK) about vaccines website
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