The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated requirements for all providers in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program in 2018, including continuous temperature monitoring devices.
The first documented method of vaccination came from Edward Jenner in 1796. Today, the list of vaccine preventable diseases has grown from one to 24. Learn about which vaccines are recommended to keep you and your loved ones safe:
The CDC and the FDA work hand in hand to monitor the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. Learn about the protections in place to maintain vaccine safety.
As part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA), health professionals and vaccine manufacturers are able to report adverse events that occur following a routine vaccine injection. In response, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in 1990 as a means for tracking this information. Learn more about the VAERS program:
Herd Immunity is a phenomena seen when a high percentage of individuals within a population have developed immunity to a pathogen. Because so many people within the community are unable to contract the disease or virus, this reduces the likelihood that those who have not developed immunity will contract the disease.