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Vaccine Safety for the Public

A growing number of Americans have questions and concerns about vaccines. Misinformation on the internet can contribute to these concerns. Bring questions to your doctor. In addition, CDPH encourages parents and patients to seek out reliable, trusted sources of information.

Learn to separate fact from fear. Questions answered about common vaccine safety concerns.

  • Vaccine Safety: 10 Facts for Parents ... en EspañolNew Window
  • American Academy of Pediatrics vaccine safety page
    A dedicated site from AAP focusing on proving accurate information and dispelling common myths.
  • Vaccines for Your Teens and Preteens (fact sheet)
  • The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety (Institute of Medicine)
    A dedicated site from AAP focusing on proving accurate information and dispelling common myths.
  • Vaccines: A Safe Choice (CDC)
    Safety and risks information with considerations for parents and contact information.
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) vaccine safety page
    CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center offers excellent, up-to-date information on vaccines and vaccine safety.
  • Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine (CDC)
    Infographic shows phases of clinical trials, licensing, and post-market monitoring for vaccines in the US.
  • Evaluating Vaccine Information on the Web
    An article about how to determine the trustworthiness of online information.
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