Trusted Sources of Vaccine Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The U.S. national public health agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.

Vaccines and Immunizations
CDC provides information ranging from official vaccine recommendations for healthcare professionals to vaccine recommendations for the general public.

Why Vaccinate?
Vaccines and immunity, well-child visits, common combination vaccines, what vaccines are made of, and how they are kept safe

Vaccines for Your Children
Parent information for children from birth to 18 years old. Includes vaccine schedules, diseases vaccines prevent, preparing for vaccine visits, and common questions about vaccines. is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunizations for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Locate COVID-19 and influenza vaccines available near you with VaccineFinder.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center provides facts about each childhood vaccine and other resources for families. Visit CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center.

Parents PACK
This program from the Vaccine Education Center helps families stay informed about the latest vaccines and issues. Resources here include their monthly newsletter, mobile app, downloadable booklets and posters, and resources through their Pinterest and YouTube accounts.

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The American Academy of Pediatricians parenting website.

Information for families about immunizations.

Why Immunize Your Child
Frequently asked questions from parents about why vaccines are needed.

History of Vaccines
History of Vaccines

An Interactive website from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia that includes games, videos, and fun facts. logo works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services.

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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

NFID is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.

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Nemours KidsHealth

One of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems, headquartered in Delaware.

Your Child’s Immunizations
Answers for parents about types of vaccines, which vaccines their children need, and vaccine concerns.

TeensHealth: Vaccine Basics
Find out how vaccines work and why pre-teens and teens need vaccines. Stories of vaccine preventable diseases.
Shot by Shot

People share their written and video stories of vaccine-preventable diseases to educate and raise awareness. From the California Immunization Coalition.

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Vaccinate Your Family

Vaccinate Your Family was founded in 1991 as Every Child By Two by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers to protect people of all ages from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaxopedia: An A-Z guide to Vaccines (logo).

Vaxopedia was created in 2016 by pediatrician Dr. Vincent Iannelli to provide information about vaccines to parents. Read news and articles about a wide range of vaccine topics.

Voices for Vaccines
Voices for Vaccines

Advocacy organization Voices for Vaccines provides credible vaccine information to empower families, promote confidence, and restore trust in the science behind vaccines.

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World Health Organization

WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners, and people to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable—so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health.

Vaccines and Immunization
Fact sheets, Q&As, tools, and more about vaccines and immunization.


Reliable Sources of Immunization Information: Where Parents Can Go to Find Answers!

A list of websites, books, apps, videos, and who to contact.