The Vaccine Education Center, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has launched a new online video series for parents, Talking about Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit. Each video is approximetely two to four minutes in length, during which Dr. Offit answers individual questions related to vaccines. This is a great resource for parents, helping them gain a greater understanding to many common questions.
Birth to 2 Years of Age:
- Why do newborns get the hepatitis B vaccine?
- Is the MMR vaccine safe?
- Do babies get too many vaccines?
- Are combination vaccines safe?
4 to 6 Years of Age:
- What vaccines might my child need before starting school?
- Why are vaccines required before my child goes to school?
- How do I know if other children in my child’s class have been immunized?
- Why does my adolescent or teen need vaccines?
- Why is the HPV vaccine given to children at 11-12 years of age?
- Can you tell me more about the outbreaks of meningitis on college campuses?
- Are vaccines safe during pregnancy?
- Which adults need a Tdap vaccine?
- Do I need to avoid being around infants after getting my shingles vaccine?
- Why doesn’t the influenza vaccine work for more than one year?
The videos are easily accessible in the Vaccine Education Center area on The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s YouTube page.