Vaccines offer parents some control of their children’s health!
Before vaccines, parents were scared of many childhood diseases. They would:
- Keep their children out of swimming pools and send them to the country for the summer in an attempt to prevent polio
- Take their children to chickenpox parties, hoping for milder cases when they were younger
- Intentionally expose them to rubella to ensure they were immune as children before they reached their own child-bearing years
These choices were considered necessary because it was the only way to protect their children from harm.
Today, parents can employ the power of vaccines to control their children’s exposure to polio, chickenpox, rubella and almost a dozen other ravaging infections of childhood.
The Parents PACK Program at CHOP is here to help. Stay abreast of vaccine information and choose health for your family.
Parents PACK Newsletter: August 2015
Every month, Parents PACK offers a free email newsletter to keep parents informed about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Find out what was in the recent issue:
By providing your complete and accurate mailing address when registering for the Parents PACK newsletter, you will be sent a free first aid kit. Keep it in the diaper bag, stroller or car and have a bandage handy the next time you need it! (Note: This offer is only available to residents with a U.S. postal address.)
Download Our Free Vaccine App
The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) created an app called Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know so busy parents can access accurate vaccine information wherever and whenever they need it.
Play "Just the Vax" Vaccine Trivia Game
"Just the Vax” is the Vaccine Education Center’s trivia game. As part of the Parents PACK program, the vaccine trivia game offers a fun way to learn about vaccines.