Vaccines and Medications

Easy-to-Read Immunization Schedules -- CDC

These schedules from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the age or age range when each vaccine is recommended. View this site to print out a personalized immunization schedule or consult a catch-up schedule if your child has missed any shots.

FDA Medication guides

Medication Guides are paper handouts that come with many prescription medicines. The guides address issues that are specific to particular drugs and drug classes, and they contain FDA-approved information that can help patients avoid serious adverse events.

FDA Tips for Parents

This page includes information resources for parents about the safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine.

Kids Health from Nemours--Medications: Using them safely

Giving kids medicine safely can be complicated. It may be frightening to give a young child certain medications knowing that too much or too little can cause serious side effects.

Possible Side-Effects from Vaccines -- CDC

This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes possible side effects of most scheduled vaccines, as well as many recommended or required for special populations.

Vaccine Information -- CDC Listing of Ingredients and Substances

This table includes not only vaccine ingredients (e.g., adjuvants and preservatives), but also substances used during the manufacturing process,
including vaccine-production media, that are removed from the final product and present only in trace quantities.

Vaccines for your Children -- CDC

Learn about recommended vaccines, how they work to protect children from 16 diseases, which additional vaccines young travelers may need, and more.

Vaccines: FDA Guide Tells You What You Need to Know

This guide from the Food and Drug Administration explains vaccine schedules, how vaccines reduce childhood diseases, and provides information about many concerns parents have, including side-effects and allergic reactions.

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