Vaccine Resources for Kids and Teens

Vaccine Makers

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Vax Pack Hero Vax Pack Hero,” from the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP, is a program designed for elementary-aged children that features a web-based video game, physical trading cards, and an educational website. The program introduces 50 heroes important to the development and success of vaccines. The heroes help players battle 21 different vaccine-preventable diseases in a quest to return patients to health.

"My Vaccine Activity Book [PDF, 5MB]," from the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP, presents the science of vaccines with fun images to color and activities to complete. This 16-page booklet is sure to provide children with a way to learn about vaccines and how they work, as well as some of the scientists who helped to develop them. It's also available in Spanish [PDF, 4.8MB].

The Saturday Shot tells the story of a young girl going to the doctor's office for a check-up and vaccine. Written by a child for children, this book provides a child's perspective on getting immunized. Published in 2009.

Dylan’s Big Surprise at the Doctor Not-So-Scary Shots tells the story of a young boy who is afraid to go to the doctor if one particular nurse is not there because she makes a visit to the doctor’s office fun for kids. Written by Kishma Anthony, this book helps kids understand that other children are scared too, and it speaks to the important role of understanding office staff in making children feel better about the situation. Published by BookLogix in 2013, the book is available at and is also available for e-readers.

Jojo Wonders … What Are Vaccines? was written and illustrated by high school freshman, Aimen Patel. The story educates young children about what vaccines are by explaining that the training of our immune system by vaccines is like the training to learn to read.

Mobi vs. The Shield: Community Immunity Saves the Day was created by The Immunization Partnership of Texas. The story helps young children understand community immunity.

Vaccines Explained, written by Ohemaa Boahemaa and illustrated by Joyeeta Neogi, explains how vaccines work and why they are important. The book is available in numerous languages.

Reviewed on July 13, 2021

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.