Talking to Patients About Vaccine Safety

nurse talking to teenager and her mom


Healthcare providers are consistently identified as the most trusted source of vaccine information by parents and patients. Immunization providers should be prepared to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccines using Vaccine Information Statements and other reliable resources. The links below provide information on talking to your patients about the safety of U.S. vaccines, how vaccines work, and common side effects of vaccines.

Talking with parents about Vaccines for Infants

Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants
CDC tip sheet offering communication strategies for successful vaccine conversations with parents and caregivers.

Questions Parents Ask About Vaccinations for Babies

Questions Parents Ask About Vaccinations for Babies [PDF – 2 pages]
Sample answers to commonly asked questions from parents.