Get the facts about vaccines

How are vaccines developed?

Vaccine development typically begins not at a pharmaceutical company, but in a research laboratory in a university, medical center or small biotech company. During this time, several different scientists or groups of scientists may be working toward the same goal:...

Is there a link between SIDS and vaccines?

Yes, but it is a positive link! Vaccines provide protection against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The American Academy of Pediatrics recently expanded their guidelines for infant sleep safety and SIDS risk reduction. Infants should be immunized, as evidence...

Is there a link between autism and vaccines?

No. One of the most frequent concerns expressed by some parents is that certain vaccines might cause autism. Please know there is absolutely no credible medical or scientific evidence to support any link between vaccines and autism. In fact, numerous credible medical,...

Do ingredients in vaccines cause allergic reactions?

It’s best to talk to your child’s health care provider about your child’s allergies and any concerns you may have regarding allergies and vaccines. Some ingredients in vaccines can cause allergic reactions. In addition to gelatin, other ingredients in vaccines such as...

Are all ingredients in vaccines safe?

As a parent, it’s smart to question and be aware of anything that goes into your child’s body. Many parents naturally have questions about ingredients in vaccines, specifically when they hear words such as aluminum, formaldehyde, thimerosal, gelatin and...