Parents PACK Newsletter

Parents PACK is a monthly e-newsletter for anyone who wants information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Each issue provides timely vaccine information, a feature article, vaccine questions and answers, information about immunizations around the world and a trivia question.

Past issues of Parents PACK newsletter

Read 2023 issues online

  • January | PDF
    Science Made Easy: Viral Transmission, Human Immunity & the Gap Called “Immunity Debt”

Read 2022 issues online

  • December | PDF
    What is RSV?
  • November | PDF
    Flu vaccine: What’s in the vial?
  • October | PDF
    Aluminum and Asthma?
  • September | PDF
    Fall and flu vaccines: 3 things to know and 1 common misconception
  • August | PDF
    Boosters, variants, new vaccines and the never-ending saga of COVID-19
  • July | PDF
    Chickenpox, shingles and … Justin Bieber?
  • June | PDF
    3 misconceptions about the hepatitis outbreak in children
  • May | PDF
    No. This study does not prove what you think it does: Part III
  • April | PDF
    No. This study does not prove what you think it does: Part II
  • March | PDF
    No. This study does not prove what you think it does: Part I
  • February | PDF
    DYK why HPV doesn’t mean cheating? Take our quiz.
  • January | PDF
    “I couldn't ever do what everybody else did” — Living with the long-term effects of polio

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Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

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