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About Vaccines

NFID offers a variety of information and resources about vaccines recommended for adults, adolescents, and children, including links to updated Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Schedules and a Fact Sheet about how vaccines work.


CDC Online Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

Take this simple quiz to determine which vaccines you need and create a customized printout to bring to your next medical appointment.

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases The Pink Book: Course Textbook

FAQ: Adult Vaccines: A Grown Up Thing to Do

A report from the American Academy of Microbiology

For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

For quick answers or in-depth research on your vaccination questions, visit this redesigned website just for parents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immunizations Policy Issues Overview

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Talking With Parents about Vaccines for Infants

Strategies for Healthcare Professionals from the CDC

The Journey of Your Child's Vaccine

The vaccines your child gets have a long journey before they arrive at your pediatrician’s office. All along the way, scientists, public health experts, and government officials work to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Learn more about vaccine development, testing, and safety monitoring in pictures and words through CDC’s infographic

Tips for a Less Stressful Shot Visit

Fact sheet from CDC, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Understanding How Vaccines Work

CDC Fact Sheet explains how the immune system responds to vaccines to build immunity