Vaccine Safety Basics

On this page:
General Information
Vaccine Approval Process and Monitoring
Booklets/Pamphlets

General Information

  • Reliable Sources of Immunization Information
    This 2-page MDH publication gives health care providers and parents information on where to go for accurate and up-to-date information on vaccines and vaccine safety. It includes websites, publications, and phone numbers.
  • General Questions on Vaccines
    The National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) provides information on such questions as how vaccines work, what they contain, and if they are safe and effective. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • How do Vaccines Work
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia gives a simple explanation of how vaccines work, and how they are made. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Immunization Action Coalition
    Non-profit organization that offers educational pieces for parents and health professionals and has many references to common vaccine safety concerns, plus topics related to general vaccine safety, specific information on vaccine-preventable diseases, and vaccines and autism. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Vaccine Safety
    This site from the Centers for Disease Control provides general information on the importance of vaccine safety and federal vaccine safety resources. Attention: Non-MDH link

Vaccine Approval Process and Monitoring

  • The Journey of Your Child's Vaccine
    Learn in words and pictures how a new vaccine is developed, approved and manufactured, then added to the recommended schedule and continually monitored for safety. Attention: Non-MDH link

Booklets/Pamphlets

  • Vaccine Safety Brochure
    Brochure from CDC’s National Immunization Program which clearly explains common vaccine safety concerns. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Friday, 11-Apr-2014 09:44:36 CDT