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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP’s childhood immunization website contains information for both parents and clinicians.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The information on this website ranges from official vaccine recommendations for healthcare professionals to information for the general public about vaccines.

Every Child by Two (ECBT) and
ECBT, founded by Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers, has created these two websites. Each contains a broad array of educational materials and information about vaccines, their safety, vaccine research and science, vaccine misperceptions, and many other topics to help clinicians and parents.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and
IAC is a nonprofit organization that promotes immunization for all people against vaccine-preventable diseases. These websites offer educational materials, photos, and video clips for parents, healthcare professionals, the media, and the general public.

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)
NNii provides current, science-based, extensively reviewed information to healthcare professionals, the media, policy makers, and the public.

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunizations for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

Vaccine Education Center (VEC)
The goal of the VEC at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is to accurately communicate the facts about each childhood vaccine. VEC publishes a monthly vaccine e-newsletter for parents titled “Parents PACK.” For more information or to subscribe, visit

New! Small Grant ProgramGrow

Sponsored by the Idaho Immunization Coalition Idaho Immunization Coalition would like to invite like-minded organizations (non-profits, public health, educational  institutions, colleges/universities, local immunization coalitions, etc.) who want to make a difference in promoting immunizations in their community. The Idaho Immunization Coalition is sponsoring a Small Grant Program (grants ranging from $100 – $500) open to any organization in Idaho who would like financial support for an event, project or educational opportunity that relates to increasing immunizations in their local community. Applications will be given consideration quarterly, and organizations may apply annually.

Please contact Karen Sharpnack for more details and to receive the application on the Small Grant Program.


Click on the link to learn more about how you can make a difference and help create an HPV Free Idaho!



Recommended Immunizations for Incoming College/University Students – Student Video

Idaho Immunization Coalition: Student Video from Karen Sharpnack on Vimeo.

Recommended Immunizations for Incoming College/University Students – Parent Video

Idaho Immunization Coalition: Parent Video from Karen Sharpnack on Vimeo.

The Invisible Threat Movie

Invisible Threat Trailer from CHSTV Videos on Vimeo.

10 Reasons to Vaccinate


If you have ever found yourself asking this question The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has compiled a list of 10 reasons to be vaccinated which can be viewed here .

HealthMap Vaccine Finder: Helping Adults Find the Vaccines They Need


The HealthMap Vaccine Finder helps users find locations that provide eleven routine adult vaccines: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV, influenza, MMR, varicella (chickenpox), Td (tetanus-diphtheria), Tdap, meningococcal, pneumococcal, and herpes zoster (shingles). The Vaccine Finder lists more than 47,000 locations across the country that offer vaccinations, and almost 600,000 consumers have used the tool as of September 2013. The HealthMap Vaccine Finder makes locating vaccines easier and more convenient, and will help to increase national coverage of routine adult vaccines, which are below Healthy People 2020 targets. HHS is supporting this initiative as a part of its efforts to build a better system of prevention for adults.

Go to HealthMap Vaccine Finder ››

IRIS – Idaho’s Immunization Information Reminder System

Idaho’s Immunization Reminder Information System (IRIS) A statewide system to help you and your healthcare provider keep track of your family’s immunization records.


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