VEC Announcements

VEC websites

If you have not visited any of the VEC websites in the last few weeks, please take a few moments to check them out:

The change to a responsive design format makes our websites similar to the rest of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s site. For more information about why responsive design sites are important, check out the “News and Views” article.

If you link to any of our materials, please double check that your links are still working. Likewise, if you have bookmarks, please check them, and if you can’t find something, please contact us at

Medscape video

Dr. Offit recently recorded a new video for Medscape discussing the new shingles vaccine featured in the June issue of Vaccine Update.

If you do not have a Medscape account, you may need to register, free of charge, before you can view the video.

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.