AAP exhibit

We hope to see some of you at the AAP conference! We will be in booth #146 in the exhibit hall. Stop by to:

  • Get copies of our print materials (Q&A sheets, booklets & posters)
  • Find out about our updated, and free, mobile app
  • Learn more about our newest resources
  • Sign up for our free e-newsletter
  • Be among the first to get our 2020 webinar dates
  • Visit with our staff

Dr. Offit will present “Communicating the Science of Vaccines to Parents, the Public, and the Media,” on Sunday and Monday. Check your conference schedule for times and locations. He will also be in our booth for a free book signing (while supplies last) on Saturday and Sunday. Check conference materials or stop by the booth for times.

CHOP will be right across the aisle from us in booth #147. They will have information and opportunities to speak with some of CHOP’s physicians.

New website information

We recently added information and examples of placebo-controlled vaccine trials to the “Process of Vaccine Development” page in the “Making Vaccines” section of our website.

The new information describes what placebos are and provides numerous examples of placebo-controlled vaccine trials, sorted by vaccine and including number of study subjects, year of publication, and type of placebo used. To quickly locate the new information on the page, go to the “Phase III trials” section.

If you are not familiar with the “Making vaccines” section of our website, in addition to describing the phases of trials on the “Process of Vaccine Development” page, it also:

December webinar registration now open

Registration is now open for the next Current Issues in Vaccines webinar. Scheduled for Dec. 11, 2019, at noon ET, Dr. Offit will discuss the following:

  • Tdap vaccine: Updates on safety
  • Influenza vaccine: Latest surveillance and effectiveness data
  • Dengue vaccine: Where things stand

Free continuing education credits will be offered (CME, CEU, CPE) with gratitude for the support from the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund. Current Issues in Vaccines webinars are co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

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.