Infant and Childhood Immunization Resources

These resources provide information to better help you understand vaccines for infants and children.

 

Easy-to Read Immunization Schedules

Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth to Age 6

Create a Personalized Vaccine Schedule

Childhood Vaccine Assessment Tool.

Answer a few questions about your child’s health history to create a personalized list of recommended vaccines. You can print the results and review them with your child’s doctor.  Also view this vaccine assessment tool in Spanish.

Immunization Tracker

Immunization Tracker

This 2-page immunization tracker Cdc-pdf[2 pages] will help you to record your child’s immunizations, developmental milestones, and growth at each well-child visit.

Videos

What should parents expect after their child’s vaccine visit? Find out how baby Jack’s mom and dad comfort him after a checkup where he was vaccinated, part of #HowVaccinesWork.

Vaccines and your baby's immune system

How do vaccines help babies fight infections?
How do vaccines work with your child’s immune system to fight infections? Join baby Jack and his parents as they find out how vaccines help train your baby’s immune system to help prevent disease in this How Vaccines Work video.

Video: What to expect when your child is vaccinated.

What to expect when your child is vaccinated.
What should parents expect after their child’s vaccine visit? Find out how baby Jack’s mom and dad comfort him after a checkup where he received vaccines in this How Vaccines Work video.

Video: The Journey of your Child’s Vaccine

The Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine
Learn about the journey of a childhood vaccine’s development, from lab testing through safety monitoring. This video explains the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine licensing and manufacturing, how a vaccine is added to the U.S. recommended immunization schedule, and how FDA and CDC continue to monitor vaccine safety after the public begins using the vaccine.

Immunization Baby Book video

Immunization Baby Book
Learn what vaccines your child needs, when they are recommended, and why it is so important to follow the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule as you flip through this video baby book.

Get the Picture: Childhood Immunizations video

Get the Picture: Childhood Immunizations
After talking with parents across the country, CDC put together this short video to help answer the tough questions that real moms had about childhood immunizations. Understanding the importance of vaccines is crucial for you to protect your children’s health.

Useful Lists

See easy-to-digest information, specifically:

10 Things to Make Vaccines Less Stressful

9 Things to Make Vaccines Less Stressful… For You and Your Baby
English | Spanish

Infographics

Small infographic showing the facts about chickenpox and how to protect your child.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Tiles
These small infographics detail bacterial and viral diseases that childhood vaccines protect against.

Measles: More than just a little rash infographic.

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.

Infographic: Mumps. More than just swollen glands.

Mumps: More than just swollen glands
This infographic details the symptoms of mumps, how it is spread, and how it can be prevented – the MMR vaccine. Learn more about this serious disease.

Infographic:  Whooping Cough: A deadly disease.

Whooping Cough: More than just a cough
This infographic details the symptoms of whooping cough (pertussis), how it is spread, and how to help prevent it in children — the DTaP vaccine. Learn more about this serious disease.

The Journey of Your Child's Vaccine infographic

Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine
This infographic provides an overview of how new vaccines are developed, approved, and manufactured, how they are added to the United States’ childhood immunization schedule, and how vaccine safety continues to be monitored after introduction.

How Vaccines Strengthen Your Baby’s Immune System infographic.

How Vaccines Strengthen Your Baby’s Immune System
This infographic describes how vaccines help your baby’s immune system to recognize and fight serious diseases.

See Spanish version.

Fact Sheets and Booklets

Disease fact sheets

Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them
Basic and in-depth fact sheets list disease symptoms and complications as well as benefits and risks for vaccination. Some available in Spanish. 8-1/2″ x 11″.

How to hold your child during vaccination

How to Hold Your Child during Vaccinations Cdc-pdf[1 page]
Comforting ways to hold your child during vaccination.

Tips for a Less Stressful Shot Visit

Tips for a Less Stressful Shot Visit Cdc-pdf[1 page]
Ways you can support your child before, during and after shots.

safety factsheets

Understanding Vaccines and Vaccine Safety
In-depth fact sheets about vaccine testing, safety, monitoring, and the process for establishing the U.S. immunization schedule.

Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations.

Parent’s Guide to Childhood Immunizations
The 60-page booklet offers an overview of how vaccines work and how to prepare for a doctor’s visit.

Radio and Television PSAs

Television PSAs

One Spanish-language and three English-language videos of varying length are available free of charge for reproduction, and free or paid television placement. Resources cannot be manipulated or changed. These videos are also available on YouTube.

Click to preview the low-resolution version and to download broadcast-standard video.

Broadcast-quality, English language

Protect Your Baby with Immunization PSA

Protect Your Baby with Immunization
30 seconds
This live-action video provides an amusing, real-life glimpse into the world of parents and babies. The emphasis is on what parents are willing to do to keep their children protected, including immunization.

Babies on the Move: Protection Babies with Vaccination psa

Babies on the Move: Protection Babies with Vaccination
30 seconds
60 seconds
The messages in this video emphasize how parents can protect their child from 14 diseases before they turn 2 years old by making sure they get all of the safe, proven protection of vaccines according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.

Vaccination: A Key Piece of the Puzzle PSA

Vaccination: A Key Piece of the Puzzle
30 seconds
60 seconds
This video emphasizes that vaccines are the key piece of the puzzle that helps parents keep their babies healthy and protected from serious childhood diseases.

Broadcast-quality, Spanish language

Visite al Doctor Spanish PSA

Visite al Doctor
30 seconds
This live-action video depicts parents visiting the pediatrician with their young child. The doctor explains to the parents the importance of timely vaccination.

Radio PSAs

30 seconds and 60 seconds
These broadcast-quality audio files emphasize what parents are willing to do to keep their children protected, including immunization. The Spanish radio PSAs depict a doctor explaining to parents the importance of timely vaccination of their young daughter.

Flyers and Posters

Posters

Ads and posters in various sizes both color and back-and-white, in English and Spanish. They may be downloaded, copied, and distributed without alteration free of charge.

Growth Charts

child growth chart

Review this growth chart Cdc-pdf[2 pages] to learn about recommended vaccines and developmental milestones by age.

Page last reviewed: March 15, 2019