Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
December 2019

Our Gift to You This Holiday Season — Updated Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know Mobile App

mobile app home page Parents PACK December, 2019Our popular (and free) mobile app, Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, has been available since 2013. This holiday season, we are pleased to share that the app has been updated. It now includes even more information and resources to help with your vaccine decisions. 

What’s new in the updated version?

The vaccines mobile app now includes:

  • Information about the immune system
  • Videos and animations
  • Information about vaccines for travelers and less routinely recommended vaccines
  • Ways to stay connected with the VEC 

Updated features 

Many recognizable features have been updated, including:

  • Vaccine and disease information for all ages
  • Vaccine schedule and vaccine safety information

Get the app today!

Vaccines on the Go is available for download, free of charge, from the App Store and Google Play:

Check out the complete article for more details about the new and updated features of the mobile app.

News & Notes

New video — Hilleman: The Man behind the Science

This newly released short film offers a glimpse into the personality and life of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, the most prolific creator of vaccines to ever live. His efforts are estimated to save about 8 million lives every year. Find out why he could not pursue the career of his choice, and learn the guiding principle that informed both his successes and his one regret. The film can also be found on Dr. Hilleman’s biography page  on the Hilleman film website.

SchoolVaxView enables parents to see immunization rates in their state

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers an interactive website where parents can check immunization rates by state. Called SchoolVaxView, parents can find kindergarten vaccination coverage or exemption rates by state or compare with historical data.

Check out kindergarten vaccination coverage or exemption rates in your state.  

Is influenza in your area?

Each year, influenza infects millions of people in the United States, causing about 200,000 hospitalizations and thousands to tens of thousands of deaths. Throughout influenza season, the CDC publishes weekly updates that describe influenza activity around the country. The report, called FluView, includes interactive maps showing where influenza is occurring.

Check out influenza activity in your area. 

Just the Vax Trivia Corner

What U.S. president met with vaccine maker Maurice Hilleman to discuss a vaccine for swine influenza?   

  1. Gerald R. Ford
  2. Ronald Reagan
  3. Richard M. Nixon
  4. James “Jimmy” Carter
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