December webinar — Registration open!

Registration is now open for the Dec. 8, 2021, “Current Issues in Vaccines” webinar. Dr. Offit will discuss:

  • Do We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose?

If you have booster dose questions, or you have simply been wondering about the divergent opinions, this webinar will be your chance to get answers!

The Vaccine Education Center gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support received from the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund, which allows us to continue offering this program and free continuing education credits. We also gratefully acknowledge the ongoing collaboration of our co-sponsors for these events, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University.

Register today!

2022 webinar dates announced!

We are pleased to announce the 2022 dates for the “Current Issues in Vaccines” webinars:

  • March 16, 2022
  • Sept. 14, 2022
  • Dec. 7, 2022

Please mark your calendar or keep this one handy!

New animation! “How COVID-19 Viral Vector Vaccines Work”

We recently released another animation to help people visualize how COVID-19 vaccines are processed. The newest animation, “How COVID-19 Viral Vector Vaccines Work,” demonstrates how the adenovirus-based vaccines, like J&J and AstraZeneca, are processed by our immune systems.

We hope that this animation, as well as its partner, “How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work,” will help people understand what happens once these vaccines are administered, thereby easing some of the concerns fueled by uncertainty and fear of the unknown.

Check out both animations and please consider sharing on your social media networks:

New! Infographics demonstrate important information about COVID-19 and influenza vaccines

Check out these new infographics that are now posted on the VEC website:

Updated Q&A! “Recommended Immunization Schedule: What You Should Know”

The VEC recently updated our Q&A that answers common questions about the recommended immunization schedule, such as:

  • How can the recommended schedule be appropriate for all children?
  • When is it OK to use a different vaccine schedule?
  • Wouldn’t it be better for children to get some of these diseases naturally?

The Q&A is available for download in English and Spanish and can be ordered in pads of 50 sheets from

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.