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 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is here to help. Stay abreast of vaccine information and choose health for your family.
Parents PACK Newsletter: November 2019
SCIENCE MADE EASY VIDEO — Babies’ Immune Systems: What Can They Handle?
Our monthly Parents PACK newsletter keeps parents informed about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. The November 2019 issue features a new video in which Dr. Paul Offit describes what babies’ immune systems can handle in the first few months of life, which parts of the immune system need time to mature, and how vaccines given during that time period are designed to help babies overcome some of these challenges.
Every issue also includes current Vaccine News & Notes.
Sign up for the Parents PACK newsletter with your complete and accurate mailing address and we will mail you 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) offers an app, called Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, so people 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.
Beat the Germs in ‘Vax Pack Hero’
Play a web-based video game, collect trading cards, and learn more about vaccine heroes and germs in this program from the Vaccine Education Center.