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Info For Parents

Info For Parents

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It isn't always easy to be a parent! But when it comes to vaccines, we want to help you stay up-to-date and informed so you can confidently make decisions for your family's health.

At all stages of a child's life, there are important vaccines they may need to receive. By talking with your doctor about your children following the immunization schedule guidelines you can give them a great start to a healthy life.

Here are some resources to help you get started:

Autism Society Vaccine Education Initiative

The Autism Society's Vaccine Education Initiative is a collection of resources in collaboration with nationwide affiliates and healthcare partners meant to educate, train, break down barriers, and increase vaccine confidence and equitable healthcare for people with Autism, as well as all neurodiverse individuals.

Resources include stories, videos, and visual flyers that can help parents and healthcare providers ensure an enviorment where both children and adults with Autism have a comfortable, accessible, and inclusive vaccination experience.

The Vaccine Quest

Voices for Vaccines App

It’s normal to have questions about vaccines: How do I know they’re safe? How can I make sense of all the evidence? Voices for Vaccines has developed a free online course to teach you everything you might want to know. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, it’ll take your knowledge to the next level.

Embark on The Vaccine Quest by clicking here!

Voices for Vaccines App

Voices for Vaccines App

The world is filled with conflicting information about vaccines, leaving many people wondering what to believe. Voices for Vaccines has sorted through all the good information, the myths, and the misinformation to bring you credible, science-based vaccine information you can trust.

This app will help you debunk vaccine disinformation, start a conversation with a concerned friend, and advocate for public health to the people who mean the most to you: your friends and family.

The Voices for Vaccines app is currently available for both Android and iOS devices.
Voices for Vaccines App (Android)
Voices for Vaccine App (iOS)

Families Fighting Flu Virtual Flu Game

Voices for Vaccines App

Families Fighting Flu and Iowa City Science Booster Club have created a FREE, interactive, online game to teach kiddos:

  • How flu spreads
  • Flu symptoms
  • The difference between flu and other viruses
  • How flu vaccines are made
  • How flu vaccines can save lives

Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know

In an effort to provide the public with information about the science, safety and importance of vaccines, check out this mobile app, called Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, so you can access vaccine information wherever and whenever you need it.


How do Vaccines Work?

All of us are exposed to germs, every day. Some can be dangerous and make kids very sick, such as measles, polio, and diphtheria. For that reason, vaccination is the best way to protect your child from preventable illnesses. Learn how vaccines teach your child's immune system to recognize and protect against dangerous diseases.

Join IKC Parents & Families

IKC Parent Group Interest Survey

IKC would like to connect you with like-minded parents who believe vaccines are safe, effective and important in protecting all of us from preventable diseases.

Go to surveymonkey.com/r/IKC_Parents to take a 1-minute interest survey letting us know you would like to be part of the group. Join IKC Parents & Families and let's champion vaccines together.

Immunization Schedule: Birth - 18 years

View the full document as a PDF by clicking here.

HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine is an important vaccine for your preteen to have to prevent cancers caused by HPV.
Click here for the information EVERY parent needs to know about this life-saving vaccine.