COVID-19 vaccination protects people by building immunity to the coronavirus that causes this disease. Use these resources to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines.
These resources cover immunizations and vaccines for children, why they are important, and when children need them. Some resources are designed specifically for sharing with staff and families.
For resources related to staff and adult family members, check out Adult Immunizations.
Infectious diseases can pose great risks in early education settings. This video addresses immunizations as an approach to managing infectious diseases in early education settings.
Learn why it’s important to get an influenza vaccination every year. Find out how getting a flu shot not only protects you from influenza, but it protects your loved ones and those closest to you.
Find current immunization schedules (from the CDC) for children ages birth through 6 years old, catch-up schedules for children birth to 18 years old and the adult schedule by vaccine and age group.
Childhood immunizations reduce the risk of many illnesses. View this webinar recording to learn about the immunization schedule and why immunizations are important.
Influenza, or “the flu," is a contagious disease that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes lungs. Learn more about the symptoms, how Head Start programs can address influenza, and proper hand-washing techniques.
View this webinar to learn more about the most up to date COVID-19 health and safety information as well as strategies for increasing pediatric vaccination uptake.
This tip sheet includes strategies for communicating with families about COVID-19 vaccines for young children.
Explore this fact sheet for answers to FAQs about recommended COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 5 years.
This video shares infection control strategies for creating a healthy environment for children and staff. It also includes an overview of the iPD course, Preventing Infectious Diseases in Early Childhood Programs.