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Updated COVID-19, influenza, and travel Q&As
The VEC recently updated two popular disease-specific Q&As and one “Special Topics” Q&A:
- COVID-19 vaccines: What you should know, English | Spanish
- Influenza: What you should know, English | Spanish
- Infectious diseases & travel: What you should know, English
Updated immunization schedule
As a reminder, these schedules are available as electrostatic “clings.” When the white backing is removed, the schedule can be hung on a wall, refrigerator, or other convenient household location without the need for adhesives.
The clings, as well as other VEC items, can be ordered from our online store or using one of the other methods listed on the page. Schedules can be found in the “miscellaneous items” section of the store.
During the recent “Current Issues in Vaccines” webinar, Dr. Offit discussed “COVID-19 Boosters, Yearly Vaccines, and Variant-specific Vaccines: What's Next?” The event materials are now posted on the Fall 2022 webinar archive page, including:
- Event recording
- Answers to questions asked during the event
Free continuing education credits (CME, CEU, and CPE) are available for the archived event.
The webinar series is supported by the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund and co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University.
New & updated infographics
Infographics are popular for providing information quickly in a visual way. The VEC recently released new and updated infographics about the following topics:
- Updated! Do Vaccines Overwhelm the Immune System? (Previously titled “What is an antigen?”)
- New! Meningococcus
- New! Shingles
For easier access to the VEC’s suite of infographics, we have added an infographics page to the “Vaccine Resources” section (vaccine.chop.edu/resources) of our website. You can photocopy, display and link to any VEC infographics that will help in your conversations about vaccines.
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.