Vaccines and Medications

A Parent's Guide to Pediatric Dosing

When your little one is sick, you probably rely on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to help them feel better.  This infographic explains everything you need to know to ensure you are medicating your child safely.

Easy-to-Read Immunization Schedules -- CDC

These schedules from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the age or age range when each vaccine is recommended. View this site to print out a personalized immunization schedule or consult a catch-up schedule if your child has missed any shots.

FDA Medication guides

Medication Guides are paper handouts that come with many prescription medicines. The guides address issues that are specific to particular drugs and drug classes, and they contain FDA-approved information that can help patients avoid serious adverse events.

FDA Tips for Parents

This page includes information resources for parents about the safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine.

Kids Health from Nemours--Medications: Using them safely

Giving kids medicine safely can be complicated. It may be frightening to give a young child certain medications knowing that too much or too little can cause serious side effects.

Possible Side-Effects from Vaccines -- CDC

This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes possible side effects of most scheduled vaccines, as well as many recommended or required for special populations.

Up & Away & Out of Sight

Every year in the United States, around 60,000 children are brought to the emergency room because they got into medicines that were left within their reach.  It only takes a moment for a child to ingest medication or supplements, and the outcome can be devastating.  The Up & Away & Out of

Vaccine Information -- CDC Listing of Ingredients and Substances

This table includes not only vaccine ingredients (e.g., adjuvants and preservatives), but also substances used during the manufacturing process,
including vaccine-production media, that are removed from the final product and present only in trace quantities.


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