Vaccine Education Center

The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals. We are a member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Vaccine Safety Net because our website meets the criteria for credibility and content as defined by the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. Learn more about the WHO’s Vaccine Safety Net.

Response to Republican Presidential Candidates’ Vaccine Claims

During a nationally televised GOP debate on September 16, candidates including Donald Trump and Drs. Ben Carson and Rand Paul made various unsubstantiated claims about vaccine safety. These comments included endorsements of debunked beliefs related to:

  • Vaccines and autism
  • Spacing out, delaying or altering the recommended childhood immunization schedule
  • The notion that babies get too many vaccines too soon

Watch Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center, answer these questions based on scientifically proven facts.