Immunization education resources

The following web sites provide valuable information for overcoming barriers to immunization, designing outreach programs, and educating consumers and health care providers about immunization.

Every Child by Two | www.ecbt.org
This organization strives to raise awareness of the critical need for timely immunization and to establish a method to ensure immunization of all children in the United States by age 2. The web site includes information on barriers and solutions, the diseases, immunization schedule, registries, disease photos, state immunization laws, and a vaccine guide for parents.

Immunization Action Coalition | www.immunize.org
This nonprofit organization creates educational materials for health professionals and consumers to increase immunization rates and prevent disease. The materials promote the delivery of safe and effective immunization services.

National Network for Immunization Information | www.immunizationinfo.org
NNii provides up-to-date information on immunization science, research, and policy, as well as information on the vaccines and the diseases they prevent. A kit to help health care providers discuss immunization with their patients and fact sheets for parents is also available on the site.

The Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | www.vaccine.chop.edu
The center seeks to dispel some of the common misconceptions and misinformation surrounding childhood vaccines. They have provided a wide variety of patient information material on the web site as well as detailed information about immunization, and each vaccine.