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How Vaccines Work
How do germs make your baby sick?
How do bacteria and viruses make a child sick? And how do vaccines help fight them off? In this How Vaccines Work video, join baby Jack and his parents as they explore how germs make babies sick and how vaccines can help babies’ immune systems fight them off.
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 VaccineExternal
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.
Make Sure Vaccination is on your Back-to-School List!
Make sure that your children are up to date on vaccines before sending them back to school. Children of all ages, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children receive all their vaccinations according to CDC’s recommended schedule is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to help protect their health—as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in your community.
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: Protecting Babies with Vaccination
This video emphasizes 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.
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.
A Public Health Achievement
Between 2001 and 2010, the United States saw big declines in the number of cases of vaccine-preventable diseases. Because of this, vaccines are one of the top public health achievements of the decade.
Vaccines By The Numbers
For kids born between 1994 and 2018, vaccination will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 26.8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 deaths in their lifetimes.
Hepatitis B – #VaccinesByTheNumbers
About 780,000 people die each year from hepatitis B complications. Many mothers don’t know they are infected and can give the disease to their babies. Additionally, about 9 of every 10 infants who get hepatitis B from their mothers become chronically infected.
Chickenpox – #VaccinesByTheNumbers
Before the chickenpox vaccine was available, about 50 children died, and more than 7000 children were hospitalized each year in the U.S.
Measles – #VaccinesByTheNumbers
Despite a national MMR vaccination coverage level of nearly 92%, one child in 12 in the United States is not receiving his or her first dose of MMR vaccine on time. Measles outbreaks still happen in the U.S. and vaccines are the best protection for your child.
Pnuemococcal – #VaccinesByTheNumbers
New pneumococcal vaccines were introduced in 2000 and 2010. Since then, they have helped lower the estimated number of cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in young children by almost 90%. Outbreaks can still happen, but vaccines can help protect your child from 14 diseases, including pneumococcal disease, by age 2.
#ivax2protect: Parents and Health Care Professionals on Childhood Vaccines
During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) 2017, parents, health care professionals, and partners from around the world shared why vaccination is important to them using #ivax2protect. This animated graphic highlights tweets from the #ivax2protect Twitter Storm hosted by CDC & American Academy of Pediatrics.
30-second and 60-second broadcast-quality radio PSAs 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.
Use to link to CDC’s vaccine website for parents.