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Informed patients, working together with their healthcare providers, are key to keeping families and communities safe from preventable diseases. On this page you find reliable and up-to-date educational resources that can be used with your patients about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. Most are produced by the CDC, and are ready to be downloaded, copied, and distributed to patients.

Under each heading is a small selection of the many flyers, fact sheets, posters, job aids and videos that are available. Also included are educational items that can be ordered at no charge from the NC Immunization Branch. Healthcare providers are parent’s most trusted source of vaccine information and these materials are intended to complement personal education and advice delivered in the practice setting.

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 General Materials to Educate Patients

Resources to support health care personnel in providing credible, balanced information. Includes downloadable, up-to-date, and multi-language materials such as fact sheets about vaccine preventable diseases, guidelines and recommendations, and social media resources.

 Credible Up-To-Date Websites for Vaccine Information and Materials

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The information on this website ranges from official vaccine recommendations for healthcare professionals to information for the general public about vaccines.
    The AAP parenting website. Provides information for families about immunizations.
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center (CHPVEC)
    The goal of the VEC at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is to accurately communicate the facts about each childhood vaccine. VEC publishes a monthly vaccine e-newsletter for parents titled Parents PACK.  Includes a repository of up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines for parents and healthcare professionals including downloadable and printable multi-language fact sheets.
  • History of Vaccines
    Interactive website from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia that explores the role of immunization in the human experience and examines its continuing contributions to public health.  Includes games, videos, and fun facts. 
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
    NFID is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.
  • U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunizations for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.
  • Vaccinate Your Family
    Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By Two (VYF) was originally founded in 1991 as Every Child By Two (ECBT) by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers, Former First Lady of Arkansas.
  • Vaxopedia
    Website created in 2016 by pediatrician Dr. Vincent Iannelli to provide information about vaccines to parents. Access short articles about a wide range of vaccine topics.

 Vaccine Conversations with Parents

Proven and practical communication strategies and tips for effectively addressing questions you may hear from parents, including parents who choose not to vaccinate.

 Fostering Support for Vaccines in Your Practice

Patients and parents can feel more confident about vaccinating when everyone in the practice - from the front desk to the exam room to checkout – shares the same message. These resources ensure staff never miss an opportunity to vaccinate.

 Vaccine Safety Information for Parents

This page provides places to find trustworthy, science-based information tailored to parents about the safety of vaccines and how they are monitored and addresses common questions and concerns about vaccine safety. Includes the following:

 Resources Targeting Preteens and Teens

Podcasts, videos, PSAs and factsheets related to preteen and teen vaccines and the diseases they prevent including HPV, meningitis, and pertussis.

 Resources for Educating Adult Patients

Downloadable free resources for educating specific adult groups (older adults, pregnant women, Spanish speakers), educational materials on specific vaccine-preventable diseases, and factsheets for addressing common questions for various groups.

 Free Resources from the NC Immunization Branch

Resources include immunization records, stickers, reminder postcards, flyers and more.   These are available at no charge to healthcare providers.  To place an order, please fill out this order form.

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