August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Do you know how vaccines are developed and approved? Or how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures that vaccines are safe and effective in preventing disease?
Learn about the vital role that FDA plays in protecting the health of our nation’s children through regulation of vaccines in this 30-minute webinar. An FDA expert will discuss the importance of vaccines to a child’s health, the development process for vaccines, how FDA makes sure vaccines that are granted licensure (approval) are safe and effective, and how the agency oversees their continued safety and effectiveness.
An opportunity to ask questions will follow the presentation.
When: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2:00 p.m. ET
Length: 30 minutes
Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions here. Webinar slides will be posted here also.
Host: Office of Vaccines Research and Review within FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Featured speaker: Norman Baylor, Ph.D., director of the Office of Vaccines Research and Review within FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
This webinar is part of a series of online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.
Great places to start
- Vaccines and Immunizations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Immunization (Medlineplus)
- School Starts Soon—Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated? (US Centers for Disease Control)As you help your kids get ready for school, make sure they’re fully vaccinated. Web tools from CDC can help parents and doctors keep children up-to-date with the vaccines they need and protected from serious diseases.
Immunization Reference Information Links
- What is the History of Vaccines? from the College Physicians of Philadelphia
- What Diseases Can Be Prevented by Vaccines? from the Immunization Action Coalition
- NIAM – Community Immunity (iChoose Blog, August 17, 2011)
Great graphics about community immunity(herd community)
- Where Can I Find Immunization Records? information from the CDC
- What Does Whooping Cough sound like?
- Ask the Experts at the CDC
- Parents Guide to Childhood Immunizations from the CDC
- Plain Talk About Childhood Immunizations from the Washington State Department of Health. Links to both English and Spanish PDFs
Easy Immunization Recordkeeping and Other Printables for Adults:
- Vaccination Administration Record for Children and Teens from the CDC (updated March 2011)
- Vaccination Administration Record for Adults from Immunization Action Coalition (updated March 2011)
- 2011 Recommended Vaccinations for Children from Birth through Six Years, from the CDC, parent version (updated March 2011)
- When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations? from the CDC (updated March 2011)
- When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations? from the CDC in in Spanish (updated January 2010)
- What Vaccinations do Adults Need? from the Immunization Action Coalition (updated December 2010)
Especially for children
(More at http://blog.gale.com/thepulse/library-programming/librarians-plan-ahead-for-august-national-immunization-awareness-month-2/, scroll down)
- Getting a Shot: You Can Do It!coloring page from PBS Kids
- It Might Hurt a Little Bit, But It’s Going to Help a Whole Lot! coloring page from PBS Kids
- Salk Polio Vaccine coloring page
- Prevention Connection coloring page from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Puzzles and Activities for Children:
- Be Wise – Immunize! activity book – includes “connect the chicken pox”! from the North Dakota Department of Health
- Freddie Fox Gets His Chicken Pox Shots activity book
Bookmarks and Other Printables for Children:
- Getting a Shot: You Did It! certificate from PBS Kids
- Your Zoo Friends All Chime, Get Immunized on Time! full color – from Vaccinate Your Baby
- Flu Myths and Facts bookmark – full color
Pass it on
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- Social Media Healthcare (blog), especially their postings - Taking a Shot at Immunizations (currently parts 1-4)
- Librarians Plan Ahead for August: National Immunizaion Awareness Month
- August – National Immunization Awareness Month (healthfinder.org)
- Childhood Immunizations and Vaccinations | Special Edition | Education.com (education.com)
- August: National Immunization Awareness Month (librarianbrain.wordpress.com)
- Frequently Asked Questions: Immunizing Your Child (education.com)
- Librarians Plan Ahead for August: National Immunization Awareness Month (virtualnotes.wordpress.com)
- Should Pediatricians ‘Fire’ Patients Whose Parents Don’t Vaccinate? (healthland.time.com)
- Chickenpox: Vaccination vs. Natural Immunity (Public Health Hub)
- Vaccines lower immunity (mamavega.wordpress.com)
- Department of Health Urges Parents to Use Summer Break to Make Sure Students’ Vaccinations are Up-to-Date (prnewswire.com)
- Immunizations found to cause few health problems (sfgate.com)
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