Patient Resources

Immunization Resources

Websites:

AAP’s Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP)
Information for providers and parents

The Immunization Education Program (IEP)
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Includes answers to common vaccine questions and topic, such as addressing vaccine safety concerns, evaluating anti-vaccine claims, sources of accurate immunization on the web, and talking with parents about vaccine safety.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program
Information about vaccine safety, including Parent’s Guide to Childhood Immunizations.

National Network of Immunization Information (NNii)
Includes the NNii Resource Kit-Communication with Patients about Immunizations. A guide to help answer patient’s questions and provide the facts about immunizations.

Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Information for parents includes Common Concerns About Vaccines, Are Vaccines Safe, and a Look at Each Vaccine.

Institute for Vaccine Safety, John’s Hopkins University
Provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding safety of vaccines.

The Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness Program (CCIAP)
CCAIP aims to meet the goal of eliminating vaccine preventable diseases through education, promotion, advocacy, and media relations. It includes resources for parents and providers, including “How to advise parents unsure about immunizations” by Scott A. Halperin MD.