Vaccine Education Center

Resources for Kids and Teens

GETVAXED.ORG is a project of PKIDs’ Vaccine Initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of immunizations among teens and young adults, and aims to encourage teens and young adults to take charge of their health by staying up-to-date on immunizations available for their age group.

Pirls is a web site for adolescent and teen girls. Administered by PKIDS, the site includes games and contests. It also provides an opportunity for asking health questions, sharing comments and photos and listening to Pirl radio.

The Saturday Shot tells the story of a young girl going to the doctor's office for a check-up and vaccine. Written by a child for children, this book provides a child's perspective on getting immunized. Published in 2009, it is available from Tate Publishing.

Dylan’s Big Surprise at the Doctor Not-So-Scary Shots tells the story of a young boy who is afraid to go to the doctor if one particular nurse is not there because she makes a visit to the doctor’s office fun for kids. Written by Kishma Anthony, this book helps kids understand that other children are scared too and it speaks to the important role of understanding office staff in making children feel better about the situation. Published by BookLogix in 2013, the book is available at Amazon.com and is also available for e-readers.

Reviewed by: Paul A. Offit, MD
Date: March 2013

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.

 

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