Vaccine News & Notes — March 2023

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New infographic highlights three important points related to aluminum in vaccines

The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) recently released a new infographic, “Aluminum and Vaccines: Three things to know” that addresses some of the most common concerns related to aluminum in vaccines. It is available as a PDF or PNG and can be printed or shared on social media.

We also recently updated our Q&A about aluminum in vaccines. It is available in English and Spanish.

2023 Immunization schedules released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2023 immunization schedules. While the COVID-19 vaccine has been added for the first time this year, the addition does not mean that COVID-19 vaccines are being mandated — contrary to the misinformation that has been circulating. The COVID-19 vaccine was added to the schedule because it is a routinely recommended vaccine. Recommendations, on which the schedule is based, are made at the federal level. These differ from requirements, which determine vaccines that are mandated in a given situation or setting. They are made at the state level.

You can find the updated schedules for all ages as well as online tools to help determine if your family members need vaccines using these links:

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.