Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

For parents of infants and young children (birth through age 6)

Father and mother holding infant.

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 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
Commercial printer files available upon request

Vaccine-preventable Disease factsheets
Vaccine-preventable Disease
(Mobile-friendly)
Basic Fact Sheets*
(Print-friendly)
Chickenpox (Varicella)
Diphtheria
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hib
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pneumococcal Disease
Polio
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus

*Each basic fact sheet is written at a 6th to 8th grade reading level, in a Q&A format.

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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Page last reviewed: November 30, 2015