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External link Six Common Misconceptions About Vaccination and How to Respond to Them
The purpose of this pamphlet is to address six common misconceptions about vaccination that are often cited by concerned parents as reasons to question the wisdom of vaccinating their children.
External linkpdf file HPV Vaccine: Questions and Answers [PDF 1.2MB]
This human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Questions and Answers sheet will explore Gardasil, the vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of genital HPV. It protects against four HPV types, which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.
External link Ten Things You Need to Know about Immunizations
This general fact sheet covers the most frequently asked questions on childhood immunizations.
External link Vaccination Information Statements (33 languages) Exit Disclaimer
Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VISs be handed out whenever (before each dose) certain vaccinations are given.
External linkpdf file Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents [PDF | 335KB]
The Schedules lists the ages (birth to 6 years old and 7 to 18 years old) for when each vaccine or series of shots is to be given.
External link Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for HPV Vaccine (Interim Version)
This guide will provide you with what you need to know about the genital human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. It is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. There are about 40 types of HPV. About 20 million people in the U.S. are infected, and about 6.2 million more get infected each year.
External linkpdf file Immunize Our Children: Protect the Circle of Life [PDF | 2.25MB]
This brochure educates American Indians and Alaska Natives on the importance of childhood immunizations.
External linkpdf file Immunization Schedule for Adults
This schedule provides adolescent and adult immunization recommendations.
External link How Do Vaccines Work?
Parents are constantly concerned about the health and safety of their children and they take many steps to protect them. These preventive measures range from child-proof door latches to child safety seats. In the same respect, vaccines work to safeguard children from illnesses and death caused by infectious diseases. Vaccines protect children by helping prepare their bodies to fight often serious, and potentially, deadly diseases.
External link What Would Happen if We Stopped Immunizations?
The pamphlet offers disease-by-disease description of what could happen if peopled didn't get immunizations.
External link Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization
This 94-page booklet introduces parents to 12 childhood diseases and the vaccines that can protect children from them.



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