Vaccines 101 Guide Vaccines 101: Information for WIC Staff

Every Child By Two – Carter/Bumpers Champions for Immunization.

Key vaccine messages and a list of vaccine-preventable diseases; discusses how WIC staff can screen young children to determine if they are up-to-date on their vaccinations and how to refer those individuals in need of vaccines.

every child by two logo Immunization Webinar for WIC Staff

Every Child By Two – Carter/Bumpers Champions for Immunization.

Recorded version of a webinar (July 2016) developed by Every Child By Two - Carter/Bumpers Champions for Immunization (ECBT) and the USDA specifically for WIC staff.

immunizations New Resources for Measles' Outbreak

Resources and information for WIC staff on the recent outbreak of measles from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

immunization guide Parents' Guide to Immunizations 2016 Edition in English and Spanish

Every Child By Two.

Resources from CDC and Every Child By Two. Addresses the importance of immunizations for children, pregnant women and adults. Includes immunization schedules; information about measles, whooping cough and flu. Individual resources or the entire booklet can be printed and distributed. Spanish version.

Kids in front of a bus Vaccines for Children: Information for Parents and Caregivers

DHHS, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA's online guide describes the types of routinely administered vaccines available for children, and answers many of the questions posed by parents and caregivers.

FAQ Vaccine Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) (Videos)

Every Child by Two- Carter/Bumpers Champions for Immunization (ECBT).

Video clips featuring experts in the field of immunization and autism. Questions fall under the following four categories – Why Vaccinate, Why Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule, Vaccine Testing, Ingredients & Safety, and Vaccines & Autism. Available on DVD.

Vaccines and Immunization Vaccines and Immunizations

DHHS. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contains information for the public, healthcare providers and immunization partners on vaccines and immunizations. The CDC also created an immunization section written explicitly for parents.

Immunization Schedule Easy-to-Read Immunization Schedules for Children, Preteens/Teens and Adults

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If a child (birth through 6 years old) or adolescent (age 7 through 18 years old) has missed any shots, consult the catch-up schedule AND check with their doctor about getting back on track.

CDC in Spanish Vaccination Materials in Spanish

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This section of the CDC website contains a variety of vaccination materials, including videos and podcasts, in Spanish. The materials include information on childhood, teen and adult vaccines. WIC staff may download, print and distribute these documents.

Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents (PDF | 88 KB)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics.

Resources that offer communication strategies for successful vaccine conversations with parents and caregivers. Includes a document that can be given to parents who choose to refuse or delay their children’s vaccines. is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. The site is also available in Spanish.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Contains everything the public needs to know about influenza (flu). “Flu Vaccine Finder” assists people in finding a flu clinic in their area, and contains links to free resources for printing and distribution. Available in Spanish.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The immunization section of the website contains information and articles on vaccines for children, teens and adults.

Too many vaccines? Questions and Answers About Vaccines

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Fact sheets in Q&A format to help answer the questions parents have about vaccines. May be copied and distributed to WIC staff and participants. Also available in Spanish.

MedlinePlus Medline Plus: Trusted Health Information for You

DHHS. NIH. MedlinePlus.

This website contains information about a variety of health topics including childhood vaccines.

Vaccines and Your Baby Vaccines and Your Baby (Video)

Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

In this video, physicians at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia explain how vaccines work and how they are made. The video also describes several vaccines and the diseases they prevent. Families share their stories of children affected by vaccine-preventable diseases.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Contains information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will affect you. Also discusses health insurance basics and a tool to help individuals and families find the best health insurance for their needs. Includes a section on immunizations and is also available in Spanish.

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