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Before vaccines, parents were scared of many childhood diseases. They would:
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 CHOP is here to help. Stay abreast of vaccine information and choose health for your family.
Learn more about the Parents PACK Program
Flashback: Parenting and summer in the 1950s
Our monthly Parents PACK newsletter keeps parents informed about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. The July 2018 issue talks about the fear of polio outbreaks in the early to mid-19th century America and the advent of a life-changing vaccine. Every issue also includes current vaccine news and 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.)
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
"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
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