Educational Resources for Parents and Childcare Providers
Planning a trip outside the U.S.? Check whether you need measles vaccine.
This web tool is intended to help travelers determine whether or not they need MMR vaccination before departure.
Measles: Make Sure Your Child Is Protected with MMR Vaccine
Web page summarizes how measles spreads, how to protect you and your child, and how to find help paying for vaccines.
FAQ about measles in the U.S.
Web page answers common questions about measles vaccine, how to know whether you are protected against measles, why people still get measles in the U.S., and more.
Easy-to-read immunization schedule
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children (Birth through 6 Years) pdf icon[2 pages]
Easy-to-read schedule of recommended immunizations for children from birth to 6 years, with descriptions of vaccine-preventable diseases on back side.
Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know about Measles
Web page lists four most important facts about measles.
Measles: It Isn’t Just a Little Rash
Infographic depicts measles symptoms, including the serious health problems the disease can cause, but parents have the power to protect their children with MMR vaccine.
Protect Your Child from Measles
Infographic highlights CDC’s routine measles vaccine recommendations for children, including special vaccine recommendations for children traveling abroad.
Measles: More than just a little rash
This infographic details the symptoms of measles, how it is spread, and how it can be prevented – the MMR vaccine. Learn more about this serious disease.
How Vaccines Work videos for parents:
How do bacteria and viruses make a child sick? And how do vaccines help fight them off? In this How Vaccines Work video, join baby Jack and his parents as they explore how germs make babies sick and how vaccines can help babies’ immune systems fight them off.
Help him fight measles with the most powerful defense.
See the resources for parents, listed above, as well as the items below.
- Information for Child Care Centers
Learn how to protect the children and staff at your child care center against measles, as well as steps to take in the event of a case of measles at your facility.
- English pdf icon[1 page]
- Spanish pdf icon[1 page]
- Matte or Drop-in Articles
Information for parents, ready for use by childcare providers in newsletters, e-mail blasts, web pages, or other publications.
- Vaccines When Your Child Is Sick
Explains that a child’s mild illness is usually not a reason to reschedule vaccinations
- Algunos materiales de los CDC están disponibles en español.