Vaccine News & Notes — September 2022

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Parents PACK

Dr. Offit discusses the latest on COVID-19 bivalent vaccines

With the recent availability of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines that deliver genes for the spike protein against two versions of the virus that causes COVID-19, the original (ancestral) strain and the BA.4/BA.5 variants, people may have questions. So, Dr. Offit recently recorded a video to describe what the bivalent vaccines are and who might need them as a booster.

Watch the video.

Updated, easy-to-read immunization schedule is “just ducky!”

The VEC recently updated our printable immunization schedule, and while we were at it, we gave it a new design too! If you have kids younger than 2 years of age in your orbit, check out our printable schedule today. Even if you don’t, you might just want to check out the new look — it’s just ducky!

You may also want to check out the “Vaccine Schedule” section of our website, which addresses common schedule-related questions and vaccine considerations for specific groups. Likewise, the “Age groups and Vaccines” section of our website offers tips for different age groups before, during and after vaccinations.

Check out the redesigned Parents PACK homepage

With the launch of “Dr. Handy’s Corner,” we wanted to update and refresh the Parents PACK homepage. The new layout features a series of images and links to help you more easily navigate to the resources you are looking for. We hope you will find it to be more user friendly, and maybe you’ll even discover something “new to you” that we offer.

Check it out today!

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.