Easy to read:
- Childhood Immunizations
https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/shotsvaccines/get-your-childs-shots-on-schedule Plain language information about childhood vaccinations from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/default.aspx Links to several articles about the importance of vaccination including information about why vaccines are important. Website presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Click on “Listen” to have article read with highlighted text.
- Adult Immunizations
https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/shotsvaccines/get-important-shots Plain language information about vaccinations for adults from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Resources with video:
- http://www.vaccineinformation.org/videos/index.asp?vid_id=0055&vid_cat=0000 This website of the Immunization Action Coalition in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an immunization baby book and links to other interesting and informative immunization videos.
- http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/diseaseandconditions/vaccination/get-picture-childhood-immunization.html A pediatrician answers questions and addresses parents’ concerns about vaccinations in this CDC video.
- https://medlineplus.gov/ency/anatomyvideos/000137.htm Medline Plus video explaining what vaccines are and how they protect you.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsI9z7wT3Yc&index=1&list=PL0979AD2D48DD9BBE A comprehensive, in-depth series of videos about childhood immunizations produced by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
- http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-vaccines-work-kelwalin-dhanasarnsombut A great TED Talk detailing the science of vaccines. Website by TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design)
- http://www.vaccineinformation.org/videos/index.asp?vid_id=0132&vid_cat=0001 This video discusses the importance of adult immunizations. The website was developed by the Immunization Action Coalition, a non-profit organization.
Consumer health links:
- Childhood immunizations:
http://www.vaccines.gov/ is a good starting point for parents seeking information about vaccinating their children and includes links to many immunization related topics. Developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this website is well organized and easy to navigate with reliable information.
http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/ A comprehensive immunization website published by “Every Child By Two,” a non-profit, public service organization. The website offers answers to common parent’s questions and has links to studies about vaccine safety and effectiveness.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html This website provides comprehensive information about vaccines from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It has answers about some less common questions such as about adoption and vaccination and what immunizations are recommended for children before travelling to specific countries.
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/kids/vaccines/childhood-vaccines-what-they-are-and-why-your-child-needs-them.html This website has very basic information about each disease that vaccinations are designed to protect against. American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/default.aspx This website by the American Academy of Pediatrics has links to the latest health information related to vaccines as well as information about a free mobile app parents can use to track all their children’s medical history.
http://www.adolescentvaccination.org/ This website is designed specifically to provide information on adolescent immunizations. The website is a product of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, a non-profit organization.
- Adult immunizations:
http://www.adultvaccination.org/ This is a comprehensive website dedicated to adult immunization information. The website is a product of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, a non-profit organization.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/ A comprehensive website with information about adult immunization, this site also has links to a quiz adults can take to determine which vaccines they need, tools for keeping track of vaccinations, and tips for finding old immunization records. US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.vaccines.gov/who_and_when/adults/ This website has immunization information for adults in general and links to adults in special categories or with special health considerations. This is a website of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.vaccineinformation.org/adults/ This website by the Immunization Action Coalition has basic immunization information for adults along with links to video other resources.
http://vaccinateyourfamily.org/adults/ This website is an extension of the Vaccinate Your Baby campaign and includes information about vaccines for adults and teens as well as babies.
- Immunizations schedules—printable and online interactive
http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/ This website allows you to enter your child’s birthdate and will then prepare a customized timeline for when each vaccination should be administered. Website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/milestones-tracker.pdf Print a copy of this vaccination tracker to use as a record of childhood immunizations from birth to age 6. Website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.adultvaccination.org/adult-tracker Printable immunization record for adults to track their vaccinations. Website by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf Printable immunization schedule for children provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent-compliant.html Interactive list of recommended immunizations with links to information about specific vaccines. Website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- CDC Easy to Read vaccination schedules
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf For children from birth through age 6
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/downloads/parent-version-schedule-7-18yrs.pdf For children between the ages of 6 and 18
- https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Vaccine-Safety-The-Facts.aspx This site links to reliable information about childhood vaccine safety, effectiveness, and side effects. Includes links to scientific studies. Website by the American Academy of Pediatrics
- http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/safe/research.cfm This website has links to scientific research and studies by medical experts regarding vaccine safety and effectiveness. It answers questions presented by parents worried about too many vaccinations too soon. Website by
- http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html This CDC page has information about the process for approving immunizations in the US, information about specific vaccines, and links to scientific studies .
- http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/ A website that provides independent assessments of vaccines and vaccine safety produced by Johns Hopkins University.
- http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2068.pdf This is a handout from doctors to parents about immunizations. It addresses all the major questions and explains in plain language why it’s important to vaccinate children. The site is produced by the Immunization Action Coalition in conjunction with the CDC.
- https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/immunization_vaccine_studies.pdf American Academy of Pediatrics publication with links to scientific studies about vaccine efficacy and safety.