Infant and Childhood Immunization Resources
These resources provide information to better help you understand vaccines for infants and children.
Create a Personalized Vaccine Schedule
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Tiles
These small infographics detail bacterial and viral diseases that childhood vaccines protect against.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Vaccinations Cdc-pdf[1 page]
Comforting ways to hold your child during vaccination.
Tips for a Less Stressful Shot Visit Cdc-pdf[1 page]
Ways you can support your child before, during and after shots.
Understanding Vaccines and Vaccine Safety
In-depth fact sheets about vaccine testing, safety, monitoring, and the process for establishing the U.S. immunization schedule.
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.
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.
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Broadcast-quality, English language
Protect Your Baby with Immunization
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
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.
Broadcast-quality, Spanish language
Visite al Doctor
This live-action video depicts parents visiting the pediatrician with their young child. The doctor explains to the parents the importance of timely vaccination.
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.
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.
Review this growth chart Cdc-pdf[2 pages] to learn about recommended vaccines and developmental milestones by age.