Resources for Healthcare Providers - Vaccine Safety

Research consistently shows that a provider’s recommendation to vaccinate is the single most influential factor in convincing parents to vaccinate their children. Talking to parents and patients about vaccine safety and addressing questions is important to addressing and overcoming vaccine hesitancy. 

A Strong Provider Recommendation Matters

This video series features short, informative videos from clinicians like you. These videos explain the importance of vaccination, how to effectively address questions from parents about vaccine safety and effectiveness, and how clinicians routinely recommend same day vaccination to their patients.


Physician's Guide to Reporting to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) (PDF, 23KB)

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
(Pinkbook). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Vaccine Safety Information for Healthcare Providers
Vaccine safety training and educational materials from CDC’s Immunization Safety Office.

Screening for contraindications and precautions
Information and job aids to help healthcare providers ensure vaccines safety through careful patient screening.

Ask the Experts
Expert advice on vaccine safety from Immunization Action Coalition (IAC).

Allied Vaccine Group
Comprised of organizations dedicated to presenting valid scientific information about vaccines. This site offers facts for providers, parents, journalists, and policymakers. Members include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Immunization Action Coalition, Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases, and the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.