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Vaccine Resources

At the Vax Maine Kids Resource Center, Maine parents can learn more about recommended vaccination schedules, vaccine safety concerns, how vaccines are made, what ingredients are in vaccines and more. These are trustworthy, evidence-based voices you can trust, even if some are “from away.”

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Online Resources for Childhood Immunization

  • Vaccinate Your Baby
    www.vaccinateyourbaby.org
    News and information for parents who wish to learn the truth about immunization and how best to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • KidsHealth (The Nemours Foundation & Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital)
    www.bbch.org
    Simple, easy-to-understand health information for parents, teens, and kids, including information on vaccines.
  • Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP)
    www.vaccine.chop.edu
    Provides in-depth, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.
  • Every Child by Two
    www.ecbt.org/parents/
    Every Child By Two was founded by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers in 1991 to raise awareness of the need for timely immunizations and immunize all of America’s children by age two.
  • National Network for Immunization Information
    www.immunizationinfo.org
    Provides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public: everyone who needs to know the facts about vaccines and immunization.
  • Immunization Action Coalition
    www.vaccineinformation.org

    The IAC is a national leader in immunization education. For parents and people of all ages, it provides timely, accurate, and proven information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html
    The CDC is a governmental agency that provides vaccine information to parents, medical staff and public health professionals.  Its website for parents has loads of information on vaccine scheduling, safety, individual vaccines, side effects and more.
  • The History of Vaccines
    www.historyofvaccines.org
    Created by the The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, one of the oldest medical societies in the United States, this website provides a living, changing story about the history of vaccination – from the very beginning!  It aims to increase public knowledge and understanding of the ways in which vaccines have been developed and the role they have played in the improvement of human health. The site also discusses some of the controversies about vaccination.