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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.
- Check out why Adolescent Immunization Action Week is important and what you can do.
- Learn more about Unity Consortium.
- Check out the Vaccine Education Center’s booklet, “Vaccines and Teens: The Busy Social Years” in English or Spanish.
“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.”
- Watch Dr. Kawan’s video or check out other videos in the series on our website or from the YouTube playlist.
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.
New video series: Dr. Offit Answers YOUR Questions @ Vaccines
In a new series of videos, Dr. Offit answers questions from the public, including:
- Can I Space Out My Baby’s Vaccines?
- Why Do Kids Get So Many Vaccines at Once?
- Why Are Fetal Cells Used to Make Vaccines?
- Wouldn’t It Be Better for My Child to Get These Diseases Naturally?
- Is the HPV Vaccine Safe?
- Why Is Aluminum in Vaccines? Isn’t It Dangerous?
- What Side Effects Should I Expect after Getting Vaccinated?
To review the variety of videos available from the Vaccine Education Center, visit our dedicated webpage, vaccine.chop.edu/videos.
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.