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New resources available from CHOP

I am always happy to hear that there are new parent resources available from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center (VEC). This is one of my favorite and most trust-worthy sources of vaccine-related information for parents.

All the new goodies from CHOP and the VEC:

The VEC also released a really great app, “Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know”, last year with lots of vaccine information for parents.




As always, CHOP and it’s VEC are keeping us informed! Thanks so much!

I’m Embarrassed to Admit This, but My Daughter Had a Vaccine Exemption!

My almost two year old just started preschool!

My almost two year old just started preschool!

The nurse at my daughter’s doctor’s office laughed at me when I shouted, “No one needs to know about this! I’m The Vaccine Mom!” But, after thinking and dwelling on this, I think everyone needs to know.

My daughter had her first day of preschool on tuesday, and like the crazy mother I am, I waited until the very last minute to get her vaccine records printed out. The morning before her first day I ran over to the doctor’s office thinking I’d get the sheet printed, no problem. I mean, it shouldn’t have been a problem because at every appointment I had pushed the doctor to make sure she got every single vaccine she needed. Right? WRONG!

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“Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know” Mobile App By CHOP

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I have been a huge fan of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for as long as I have been studying vaccines. Their Vaccine Education Center (VEC) has been one of my go-tos for information that I know I can trust.

Being a researcher, I know there’s a lot of bad vaccine information out there. And it’s so hard as a parent to know what resources are trust worthy. I want to give CHOP my support and praise for being one of the best.

That being said, I am so thankful for CHOP’s new mobile vaccine information app! The app is called Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, and provides quick vaccine information to parents whenever and wherever you may need it. VEC app - vaccines - chickenpox - timeline

The app is completely free and easy to download. It lists the vaccine schedule, all of the vaccines, gives information on the diseases they prevent, shows safety information, and so much more. There are also great videos, games, and a convenient “notes for the doctor” button so you can gather all of your questions in one place. Everything you need.

This is such an amazing resource that I couldn’t help recommend it to all parents. You will be very happy with this one!

For more information on the app, including a link to download, visit CHOP’s Vaccine Mobile App site.