The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinations from birth through adulthood to provide a lifetime of protection against many diseases and infections. Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, and can even be deadly – especially in infants and young children.
Educational information and resources are available for teachers, daycare providers, students, and parents/guardians.
New report by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases on lessons learned and strategies in program implementation
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases & Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition
Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program at PATH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and directed by the National Association of School Nurses, Families Fighting Flu, and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases-Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The Learning Network by The New York Times: Vaccine Lesson Plan
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Be a Germ Stopper! Elementary school resources designed to teach students how to prevent the spread of germs.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
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