About the Parents PACK Program

Parents PACK — Possessing, Accessing and Communicating Knowledge about vaccines — was established by the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to:

  • Develop a dialogue with parents about vaccines
  • Provide you with vaccine information more regularly than your family's doctor visits
  • Establish a place where you can easily get up-to-date information and answers to your vaccine questions

The Vaccine Education Center is funded by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Center does not receive support from vaccine manufacturers.


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.