Find out which vaccines infants and children need
Vaccination on the Go – What You Should Know
Provides all parents with reliable information about the science, safety, and importance of vaccines and the diseases they prevent. From The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the app is available for Android and Apple devices.
Find the vaccines your child needs for protection against serious diseases.
Up-to-date information about vaccination services in your area is brought to you by the Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Boston Children’s Hospital. Note: As of December 2023, the site is offering location information only for COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.
The Vaccine Education Center aims to communicate the facts about each childhood vaccine accurately. You can also subscribe to Parents PACK, a monthly vaccine newsletter for parents.
A free app for parents provides reliable vaccine information right on your mobile phone. The award-winning app comes from the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is available for both Android and Apple devices.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics’s member pediatricians, HealthyChildren covers the physical, mental, and social well-being of all infants, children, teens, and young adults. The information you’ll find is supported by scientific research, including immunization-specific resources. A Spanish version is also available.
Vaccinate Your Family, originally founded in 1991 (as Every Child By Two) by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers, provides science-based information so families can make educated decisions about vaccinations. A Spanish version is also available.
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