Published onVaccine Update for Healthcare Providers
The CDC has launched a new animated video series for parents, called How Vaccines Work. So far, they have published three videos in the series:
- How do germs make your baby sick?
- Vaccines and your baby’s immune system
- What to expect when your child is vaccinated
The videos are also featured on the CDC’s parent information section about vaccines.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS, NAE and NAM) joined forces to address the misinformation about vaccine safety by creating a website to address common questions. The site and its statements offer another resource that you can point to in support of vaccines and their safety.
The CDC Foundation recently launched a new podcast series, called Contagious Conversations. Episodes will feature people who are tackling the toughest health challenges around the world. Three episodes are already available and include interviews related to:
- Global disease threats — Interview with journalist Maryn McKenna
- The creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act — Interview with Dr. Lex Frieden
- Addressing global inequity and health — Interview with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann
You can subscribe to Contagious Conversations on your favorite channel:
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
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