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Importance of Vaccine

Importance of Vaccines

For more than 50 years, vaccinations have saved more than a billion lives and prevented countless illnesses and disabilities in the United States. Vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough, are still a threat. They continue to infect U.S. children, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths every year.
Importance of Vaccine Resources
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
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Handouts for Parents
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Top 10 Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating
Top 10 Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating
Vaccines Work!
Vaccines Work! CDC Statistics Demonstrate Dramatic Declines in VPDs
Sample Vaccine Policy Statement
Sample Vaccine Policy Statement
 
Reliable Sources of Immunization Information: Where Parents Can Go to Find Answers!
Reliable Sources of Immunization Information: Where Parents Can Go to Find Answers!
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Ask the Experts: Vaccine Safety
Ask the Experts: Vaccine Safety
IAC experts answer challenging questions about vaccines
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Vaccine Information Statements
VISs are information sheets produced by CDC that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients
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Unprotected People Stories
Real-life accounts of suffering and loss
Vaccine Basics: Importance of Vaccines
Vaccine Basics: Importance of Vaccines
The Vaccine Basics web section on vaccineinformation.org provides information about importance of vaccines and answers many common questions about vaccines and getting vaccinated
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Why Immunize?
Overview about the importance of vaccination in preventing serious diseases from making a comeback
Making the Vaccine Decision
Making the Vaccine Decision
How vaccines work, vaccine side effects, vaccine ingredients, and vaccine safety
Click here to view CDC'S What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?
What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?
Provides important information about vaccine-preventable diseases
Understanding How Vaccines Work
Understanding How Vaccines Work
Fact sheet provides basic information about the immune system and describes the types of vaccines
Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunization
Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunization
Booklet teaches parents about childhood diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. The booklet can be read or ordered online or downloaded in a printer-friendly format
Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research (CVAR), Texas Children's Hospital
Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story
Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story
This book profiles families devastated by vaccine-preventable disease. All of the families featured in the book thought it would never happen to them. All would, in a heartbeat, grab the chance to rewrite history by immunizing themselves or their loved ones against disease.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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Why Immunize Your Child
AAP's immunization information for families
Why I Vaccinate: Parent Testimonials
Why I Vaccinate: Parent Testimonials
The overwhelming majority of parents vaccinate their children
History of Vaccines
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Why Vaccinate?
Historical perspective on the importance of vaccination
>> Spanish-language version
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Herd Immunity
Animation and text explain how vaccinated people help prevent the spread of infectious diseases
 
Vaxopedia
What Are the Benefits of Vaccines?
What Are the Benefits of Vaccines?
Explains how vaccines save lives, protect others, make travel safer, and save health care dollars
Vaccines Are Necessary
Vaccines Are Necessary
Describes the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases and why vaccination should not be optional
GLT
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TALKING ABOUT VACCINES
Adjuvants
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Alternative Medicine Responding to Parents
Autism Thimerosal
Countering Dr. Sears Too Many Vaccines?
Importance of Vaccines Vaccine Safety
MMR Vaccine
 
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Voices for Vaccines
Voices For Vaccines
National organization representing the voice of pro-vaccine parents. Explore their many resources, including toolkits, podcasts, newsletters, and more. Join with the thousands who are already members!
 
      VIDEOS
Video: Shot by Shot Website
Shot by Shot Video Library
People share their stories of vaccine-preventable diseases online. Collection of more than 100 videos from the California Immunization Coalition
Video: Addressing Vaccine Hesitant Parents
Addressing Vaccine-Hesitant Parents
This set of role-playing videos, available for viewing either as one video or a series of clips, includes an introduction and commentary by infectious disease expert Dr. Mark Sawyer.
Video FAQs
Video FAQs
Vaccinate Your Family produced several brief videos of questions parents ask about vaccines that are answered by immunization experts.
Videos & PSAs
more videos for parents
Videos & PSAs
more videos for healthcare professionals
      POWERPOINT SLIDE SETS
PowerPoint: Common Immunization Myths and Misconceptions
Common Immunization Myths and Misconceptions
Talking points and resources for busy healthcare professionals
PowerPoint: Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals
Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals
Help parents who question vaccines; references provided
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vaccineinformation.org
INFANTS
PRETEENS
TEENS
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GLT
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Vaccine Questions?
• Email: nipinfo@cdc.gov
• Contact: State Immunization Program Managers
 
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This page was updated on January 14, 2020.
This page was reviewed on June 21, 2019.
 
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