Do Your Patients Need Vaccines? Let Us Help You Figure It Out

Many women see obstetricians/gynecologists as their primary care physician. This means checking on more than just their reproductive-related health. As an OB/GYN, you probably already check their mental health, exercise routine, nutrition, and social habits. But do you remember to check their vaccine needs?

Given the already long list of things to cover and the seemingly ever-changing vaccine recommendations, you may not feel you have enough time to address vaccines too. But, if you are the only healthcare provider a woman sees regularly, it is important to make sure she is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. We can help you stay up to date, provide resources for your patients, and serve as your go-to experts when vaccine questions arise.

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Programs for you

Free monthly e-newsletter – The Vaccine Update for healthcare providers can keep you up to date on current vaccine-related issues.

Free continuing education webinars — Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center (VEC), offers one-hour webinars to update listeners about the latest developments in vaccines and vaccine recommendations.

Vaccine answers Contact us to get answers to your vaccine-related questions.

Tools to use with patients

  • — The VEC offers a wide variety of print and digital resources including question-and-answer sheets, booklets, videos, a mobile app, trivia game and more. Many materials can be printed and photocopied to share with your patients or ordered in bulk at minimal cost.
  • — This dedicated webpage has a comprehensive list of questions and answers related to HPV disease and vaccination. Readers can submit their own questions as well.
  • — This webpage was designed specifically for new and expectant moms. The page addresses many topics related to vaccines, including information about pregnancy, breastfeeding, preterm infants, the infant vaccine schedule and more.
  • Reliable vaccine information on Pinterest — If your patients are looking for vaccine answers on social media, make sure they are finding accurate information. The VEC maintains a number of Pinterest boards on topics including pregnancy, newborns and infants, school-aged children, adolescents and teens, and adults.

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.