Immunizations

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and our public health partners work to shed light on the impact of these hidden epidemics by raising awareness of viral hepatitis while encouraging testing and vaccination. Hepatitis Awareness Month activities help to improve everyone’s understanding of viral hepatitis transmission and risk factors and to decrease social stigma against viral hepatitis.

Viral Hepatitis Key Facts

  • There are several different viruses that can cause hepatitis; the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
  • Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C are leading causes of liver cancer in the United States.
  • Both hepatitis A and hepatitis B are preventable with safe and effective vaccines, and hepatitis C is curable with prescribed treatment.
  • About 66% of people with hepatitis B are unaware of their infection and about 40% of people living with hepatitis C do not know they are infected.
  • Getting tested is the only way to know if you have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

Get Involved

  • Share the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis to help others learn facts about the three most common types of viral hepatitis in the United States.
  • Register your hepatitis testing services, by visiting https://gettested.cdc.gov and fill out this online form to make sure your services are public.
  • Access and share materials for the public from the Know Hepatitis B campaign.
  • Access and share materials for healthcare providers from the Know More Hepatitis campaign.
  • Download posters and fact sheets in a variety of languages at no cost.
  • Find resources for both providers and the public including patient education materials, health professional tools, reports, publications, and campaign materials.

Source: CDC

Vaccines • Covid Resources

AAP COVID-19 Pandemic News

Click here for current news releases from AAP News in regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAP COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

The AAP offers a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children page, which is frequently updated to provide you with information about COVID-19 vaccine. The page links to the following:

IAC Revises Ask the Experts: COVID-19 Web Page

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) recently updated its Ask the Experts: COVID-19 web page regarding the latest CDC clinical considerations for each COVID-19 vaccine, including the addition of information about Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Ask the Experts: COVID-19 web page will grow as more information becomes available and new vaccines are authorized.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

National Institutes of Health:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

National Library of Medicine:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Website

Resources

The Immunization Schedule

New for 2020! Click here for the current schedule recommended by the CDC, AAP, AAFP, and ACOG.

Immunization Information for Parents

Visit HealthyChildren.org, the AAP parenting website, for information for families about immunizations.

AAP Immunization Initiatives Newsletter

Check out our AAP’s newsletter for the latest on immunizations.

AAP #CallYourPediatrician Campaign

AAP has launched the #CallYourPediatrician campaign, which aims to reach parents with timely reminders that going to the pediatrician, even during COVID-19,is important and safe. The campaign includes images, videos, and traditional Public Service Announcements in English and Spanish.

CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Resources Recommendations and Guidelines

Access additional resources including web-based trainings, videos, checklists, and references related to vaccine storage and handling.

These example vaccine labels can be used to organize vaccines within the storage unit. Referenced in the storage and handling toolkit.