Patient Education

At a Glance

Photograph of a doctor speaking with a patient

On this page you will find a variety of educational information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. For each vaccine, you can access information about who should receive the vaccine, when it should be administered, and what patients or parents should know about it. Immunization providers can also find more general information on vaccine administration as well as tips on how to talk to your patients about vaccines and address their concerns.

Resources are available in various formats—flyers, fact sheets, posters, videos, web buttons—and includes links to other useful websites. CDC materials can be downloaded, copied, and distributed to patients. Some items can be ordered through an online ordering system.

Immunization educational materials are intended to complement personal education and advice from the healthcare provider. Informed patients, working together with their healthcare providers, are the key players in keeping themselves and their children healthy and protecting the health of the public.

Materials That Can be Used to Educate Patients

Links to Resources/Websites Providers Can Refer Patients to for Their Own Use

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Answers to Patients’ Frequently Asked Questions

Printable Flyers That Answer Patients’ Questions

For Parents of Infants and Toddlers

For Parents of Preteens and Teens

For Pregnant Women

For College Students, Young Adults, and Adults

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