Vaccine News & Notes — April 2022

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It’s Adolescent Immunization Action Week!

Do you have adolescents or teens in your home? If so, the first week in April is a great time to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines. Led by Unity Consortium, Adolescent Immunization Action Week is April 4-8, 2022.

“The Opportunities in Getting My Children Vaccinated Against COVID-19”

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) recently posted an interview with Dr. Meg Kawan, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In the post, Dr. Kawan discussed the decision to get her children vaccinated against COVID-19 and how she talked to them about the vaccination.

Dr. Kawan also participated in the Vaccine Education Center’s video interview series, “Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids.”

New infographic: Human papillomavirus (HPV)

The Vaccine Education Center recently released a new infographic about human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and vaccines. The graphic highlights the two types of HPV that most commonly cause cervical cancer and the two that most commonly cause genital warts. It also shows how the HPV vaccine is made and who is recommended to get it.

Check out the infographic today!

New video series: Dr. Offit Answers YOUR Questions @ Vaccines

In a new series of videos, Dr. Offit answers questions from the public, including:

The videos are also available in a YouTube playlist

To review the variety of videos available from the Vaccine Education Center, visit our dedicated webpage,

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.