Need more info? Check out these vaccination resources
In 1998, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine was FALSELY reported to be associated with autism.
The doctor who published that report has since been disgraced and the report itself debunked. In fact, research has shown again and again that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
However, the fear persists. Worse, the fear extends to ALL vaccines, not just the MMR.
As kids head back to school and parents fill out vaccination forms, I wanted to share some of my favorite vaccination resources, including websites, books, videos and previous posts.
BTW, adults, you can benefit from vaccinations, too!
General vaccination information
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Vaccines and Immunizations
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Vaccine Education Center
- The Best Shot Foundation: Shot of Prevention
- Healthline: Vaccine Information
Books about vaccines
Videos about vaccines
- NOVA (PBS): “Vaccines—Calling the Shots”
- Should you get the HPV vaccine?
- Vaccines don’t cause autism
- To parents worried about vaccines
- Vaccines and herd immunity
Past Frugal Nurse posts on vaccination
Haha, yes, I’ve posted a lot about vaccines. Why? Because #vaccineswork!
- A physician explains why vaccinations are necessary
- Meningitis—Outbreaks and vaccinations
- The HPV vaccine is working
- Get your hepatitis A vaccination!
- The shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine
- Measles—a Disneyland souvenir
History books about disease and immunization
A pediatrician once told me that parents fear vaccines more than disease because our generation has grown up without scary life-threatening infectious diseases. Thanks to vaccines, of course! But my mother remembers how frightened her mother was when polio outbreaks struck schools and neighborhoods.
And heads up! Flu shots are just around the corner, too 😉