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Parent Handouts
IAC's collection of handouts for staff and patients
Vaccine Safety Resources
This handout for parents provides a listing of helpful online resources and books, reviewed and approved by AAP, ECBT, IAC, IVS, NNii, and PKIDs
Sample Vaccine Policy Statement
This vaccine policy statement is for providers to give to patients and parents
IAC Vaccine-Related Journal Articles: Talking with Parents
IAC's selection of practical, clinical, and programmatic articles
Evaluating Health Information On The Internet
IAC's selection of resources
Unprotected People Reports
Case reports, personal testimonies, newspaper and journal articles about people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases
Vaccine News
Media coverage about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases
Vaccine Safety
IAC's selection of vaccine safety resources for the public
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Some Common Misconceptions About Vaccination and How to Respond to Them
Helps explain six misconceptions about vaccination
Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents
CDC, AAP, and AAFP created these materials to help you assess parents' needs, identify the role they want to play in making decisions for their child’s health, and then communicate in ways that meet their needs
Why Immunize?
CDC's collection of resources for parents
Vaccine Safety
CDC's Immunization Safety Office website
Alliance for Immunization in Michigan (AIM)
AIM Provider Toolkit: Increase confidence in the safety of vaccines.
To increase confidence in vaccines, this one-pager provides healthcare professionals with key messages for patients and supporting points
American Academy of Pediatrics
Communicating with Families about Vaccines
AAP's collection of resources for parents
Documenting Parental Refusal to Have Their Children Vaccinated
AAP form to help health professionals deal with parental immunization refusal
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
Autism Science Foundation
Making the CASE for Vaccines
Presentation describes 4-step framework to help healthcare professionals present the science about vaccine safety and autism
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
Vaccine Education Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Parents PACK
Possessing, Accessing and Communicating Knowledge (PACK) about vaccines website
The Problem with Dr Bob's Alternative Vaccine Schedule
By Paul Offit, MD, and Charlotte Moser, Reprinted with permission of Pediatrics, January 2009
Institute for Vaccine Safety
Components of Vaccines
Tables organized by excipients, allergens, and vaccines
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