Parents PACK

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: September 2019

HPV Vaccine Safely Prevents Cancer. Here’s How We Know.

Our monthly Parents PACK newsletter keeps parents informed about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. The September 2019 Feature Article describes the studies evaluating HPV vaccine safety, including those about chronic or autoimmune diseases. It also offers five reasons why the adage by Ben Franklin, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” applies to HPV vaccine.

Every issue also includes current vaccine news and notes.

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Download Our Free Vaccine App

The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) created an app called Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know so busy parents can access accurate vaccine information wherever and whenever they need it.

Learn more and download

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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.

Play "Just the Vax" Vaccine Trivia Game


Beat the Germs in ‘Vax Pack Hero’

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.

Play the game or learn more