Immunization Resources for Parents

CDC Routine Immunization Schedule


Why Immunize? Because it helps prevent diseases.

From the American Academy of Pediatrics.  A description of the individual diseases and the benefits of vaccination.

The Facts about Childhood Vaccines

From The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Vaccine Information Center, includes “Vaccine Safety FAQs” and “A Look at Each Vaccine.”

Vaccines and Autism: Vaccines don’t cause autism.

From The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Vaccine Information Center

Vaccine Ingredients: What you should know

From The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Vaccine Information Center

Too Many Vaccines? Babies can more than handle them.

From The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Vaccine Information Center

Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC) Vaccine Information Statements

Provides possible health consequences of non-vaccination and possible side effects of each vaccine.

AAP Childhood Immunization Support Program

Website with information for providers and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby

This Every Child By Two site serves as a central resource of vaccine information for parents.  The site links to the latest research and studies about vaccines an interactive timeline on the benefits of vaccines, information about vaccine safety and ingredients, and the importance of adhering to the recommended schedule.

CDC For Parents: Vaccines for your Children

Website with information about vaccine safety.

CDC: Vaccine Safety

Website with information regarding vaccine safety and monitoring from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases

Website with information about vaccine preventable diseases.

Shot by Shot

Website with stories of vaccine preventable diseases.

The Problem with Dr. Bob’s Alternate Vaccine Schedule

This article examines the reasons for the popularity of Sears’ book, deconstructs the logic and rationale behind its recommendations, and describes how Sears’ misrepresentation of vaccine science misinforms parents trying to make the right decisions for their children. Pediatrics 2009;123:e164–e169

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)

Website that includes information to help answer patients’ questions and provide the facts about immunizations.

Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Website providing an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision-makers and educate physicians, the public, and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.

Washington State Department of Health

Plain Talk About Childhood Immunizations
Immunization FAQs

Effective July 21, 2011, Washington state law requires that parents seeking a personal/philosophical immunization exemption for school entry must have an exemption form signed by a healthcare provider indicating that the family was provided with information about the risks and benefits of immunization. Immunization exemptions based on religious beliefs do NOT require a physician signature and simply require you to indicate you are asking for a religious exemption on the state form.The physicians and staff at Woodinville Pediatrics believe that the benefits of immunizations far outweigh any risks and that all children should have all their immunizations on time. We strongly prefer to have our patients up to date on their immunizations to prevent outbreaks of disease that affect both the individual and the school/community at large. Our office policy is that personal/philosophical exemptions will need to be signed by the provider with whom you have had such discussions (well child exams, for instance). Please plan ahead so that you will have time to obtain the signature before the start of school because physicians on vacation or out of the office for other reasons will not be able to sign any forms. An office visit will be necessary for anyone seeking an exemption signature without a well child exam in our office within the last year.

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