Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them
For Parents of Infants and Young Children (Birth through Age 6)
Share facts and true stories about the different diseases that childhood vaccines help prevent. See basics disease fact sheets below.
Note: The Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) is federally mandated to be given prior to the administration of a vaccine. The fact sheets are provided as supplementary materials and can be used in addition to the VIS but not instead of the VIS. A VIS still must be given when a vaccine is administered.
These “Disease Basics” fact sheets include an overview of each vaccine-preventable disease and vaccine information. They are available in Spanish as well as English.
Printed size: 8-1/2″x 11″, 2 pages
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Selected resources are listed as sources for additional information. Some articles are not readily available to the public, but are available under Selected Resources.
|Vaccine-preventable Disease||Basic Fact Sheets*|
|Pertussis (Whooping Cough)||Basic|
About These Materials
These materials, collectively called Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents, have been developed by CDC, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),external icon and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).external icon
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