VEC Announcements

AAP meeting

Are you going to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) meeting in Washington D.C. in October? The VEC and CHOP will be there! Please stop by the exhibit hall and say hello to us and other colleagues from CHOP in booths 545 and 645.

The VEC booth (545) will feature:

  • Book signing with Dr. Paul Offit — Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., while supplies last.
  • Be among the first to know the 2016 webinar dates.
  • Get print materials for your practice: Q&A sheets, booklets, posters and flyers.
  • Pick up DVDs related to vaccines, including those from the new series Talking about Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit.
  • Find out about our free mobile app and other aspects of our program for parents called Parents PACK.
  • See if you can answer a question from our vaccine trivia game and learn ways to use it in your practice.
  • Sign up for our free monthly newsletter for healthcare professionals.
  • Visit with VEC staff members. We can't wait to meet you! 

The CHOP booth (645) will feature:

  • CHOP experts including Susan Levy, MD, MPH, director of the Regional Autism Center; Andrew Bauer, MD, FAAP, director of the Pediatric Thyroid Center; and John Chuo, MD, MS, medical director of Telemedicine and Neonatal Quality Informatics Officer.
  • A visual tour of our clinical pathways.
  • Find out how to partner with us and how we can help you provide the best pediatric care available to your patients.

Make booths 545 and 645 part of your exhibit hall plan.

Q&A sheet updates

The human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal Q&A sheets were recently updated.


The sheet has been updated to include information related to HPV-9 vaccine and the updated recommendations. It also addresses why adolescents are recommended to get this vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease, and whether people who already got vaccinated against HPV should get the HPV-9 version.

The brochure, “HPV Vaccine for Boys and Young Men,” produced by the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, has also been updated and can be downloaded from the VEC website in English and Spanish.


The updated sheet includes information about the new meningococcal serogroup B vaccines and recommendations.

Order these sheets or other VEC materials for your patients.

We will mail out sample sheets in the next few weeks. If you are not on our mailing list, but would like to be added, please email your name and complete, accurate mailing address to with the subject line “add to mailing list.”

Medscape video

Dr. Offit recently recorded a new Medscape video titled Give the MenB Vaccine in which he discusses the meningococcal B vaccine recommendations and considerations for providers. If you have not viewed Medscape videos before, you may need to register for a free account before viewing the video.

Webinar archive

The September 16 webinar is archived and continuing education credits are still available! Listen as Dr. Offit discusses:

  • Meningococcal B Vaccine: Who should get it?
  • CA philosophical vaccine exemption change: What happens now?
  • HPV-9 vaccine for persons who have completed an HPV vaccine series.

Answers to questions asked during the event are also posted on the webinar page.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.