Please help spread the word

The deadline for our Hilleman Essay Contest for students in grades 6 to 12 in the U.S. and Canada is quickly approaching (June 9, 2023). Can you please help us let students know about this opportunity to win a cash prize and be honored at our celebratory event this fall?

In addition to honoring Dr. Hilleman, one of the most accomplished scientists in history, the contest gives students an opportunity for cross-disciplinary learning. This year’s theme is preparedness in science.

Please help us get the word out, so as many students as possible can participate. This flyer can be displayed or shared, and if you want social media graphics, please email us at, and we will get them to you.  

New video addresses treating fevers

Have you watched the latest “Healthy at Home with Dr. Handy” video about fevers? It can help parents learn how to manage their children’s fevers.

Dr. Lori Handy is the Associate Director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is also a board-certified infectious diseases pediatrician. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Handy was the medical director for Infection Prevention and Control at CHOP. In Lori’s capacity with the Vaccine Education Center, she helps develop educational materials for parents and healthcare providers, including the “Healthy at Home with Dr. Handy” video series and “Dr. Handy’s Corner,” a feature of the monthly Parents PACK newsletter.

In her latest video, Dr. Handy discusses how to treat fevers, when they can become a problem, and what to do about fevers associated with receipt of vaccines. Other recent videos include a discussion of group A strep, why vaccines don’t weaken a baby’s immune system, how to keep newborns healthy, and how to teach toddlers healthy habits.

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.