Pertussis Information Center

Resources for Parents

The following resources may be useful in learning more about pertussis (whooping cough) and recommended pediatric immunizations.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
http://www.aap.org/

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pertussis Vaccine Information Statement
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/pert.pdf

 

Every Child By Two
www.ecbt.org

 

The Immunization Action Coalition
http://www.immunize.org/

 

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
www.nfid.org

 

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)
www.immunizationinfo.org

 

Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/parents-guide/default.htm

 

PKIDs (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases)
www.pkids.org

 

State Health Departments

 

Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.html

 

Further Reading for Parents

 

"Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know , Third Edition by P.A. Offit, MD, and L.M. Bell, MD (Wiley, 2003)". A complete overview of vaccine issues ranging from the history of vaccination, safety issues and the risks and benefits associated with each vaccine. Chapter 16, Vaccine Myths, can be viewed online at: www.immunize.org/catg.d/4038myth.htm

 

Vaccinating Your Child: Questions and Answers for the Concerned Parent by S.G. Humiston, MD, MPH, and C. Good (Peachtree Publishers, 2000). Guide to making informed decisions about vaccinations and the medical and ethical issues surrounding vaccines.

 

"Six Common Misconceptions about Vaccination-and How to Respond to Them" (CDC). Addresses six of the most common misconceptions about vaccination. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control, the federal agency that oversees vaccinations. Text available at: www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/6mishome.htm

 

Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule. The latest schedule can be found through the Centers for Disease Control website at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm

 

Adult Immunization Schedule.  The latest schedule can be found through the Centers for Disease Control website at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/adult-schedule.htm

 

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For more information about immunizations in your state, scroll down for your local health department

Alabama
www.adph.org/immunization

Alaska
www.epi.hss.state.ak.us

Arizona
www.hs.state.az.us/phs/immun/index.htm

Arkansas
www.healthyarkansas.com

California
www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/dcdc/izgroup

Colorado
www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/dceedhom.asp

Connecticut
www.dph.state.ct.us/BCH/infectiousdise/immuniza.htm

Delaware
www.state.de.us/dhss/dhss.htm

District of Columbia
dchealth.dc.gov/

Florida
www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctrl/immune/index.html

Georgia
www.ph.dhr.state.ga.us/programs/immunization/index.shtml

Hawaii
www.hawaii.gov/health/resource/commdisease.html

Idaho
www2.state.id.us/dhw/immun/immun.htm

Illinois
www.idph.state.il.us/about/shots.htm

Indiana
www.state.in.us/isdh/healthinfo/quick_faqs.htm

Iowa
www.idph.state.ia.us/fch/immune.htm

Kansas
www.kdhe.state.ks.us/immunize/index.html

Kentucky
chs.state.ky.us/publichealth/index-immunization_programs.htm

Louisiana
www.oph.dhh.state.la.us/immunization/index.html

Maine
www.state.me.us/dhs/boh

Maryland
www.edcp.org/html/immpg.html

Massachusetts
www.magnet.state.ma.us/dph

Michigan
www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4914---,00.html

Minnesota
www.health.state.mn.us/immunize

Mississippi
www.msdh.state.ms.us/immunization/index.htm

Missouri
www.health.state.mo.us

Montana
www.dphhs.state.mt.us

Nebraska
www.hhs.state.ne.us/imm/immindex.htm

Nevada
health2k.state.nv.us/immune

New Hampshire
www.dhhs.state.nh.us

New Jersey
www.state.nj.us/health/cd/vpdphome.htm

New Mexico
www.health.state.nm.us

New York
www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/provider/disease.htm

North Carolina
wch.dhhs.state.nc.us/imm.htm

North Dakota
www.health.state.nd.us/disease/immune

Ohio
www.immunize-ohio.org

Oklahoma
www.health.state.ok.us/program/imm

Oregon
www.ohd.hr.state.or.us/imm

Pennsylvania
www.health.state.pa.us/php/immun/default.htm

Rhode Island
www.healthri.org/family/immunization/home.htm

South Carolina
www.scdhec.net/HS/diseasecont/immunization

South Dakota
www.state.sd.us/doh/disease/index.htm

Tennessee
www.state.tn.us/health/CEDS/immunization.htm

Texas
www.tdh.texas.gov/immunize

Utah
www.immunize-utah.org

Vermont
www.state.vt.us/health/hcprov.htm

Virginia
www.vdh.state.va.us/imm

Washington
www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/immunize

West Virginia
www.wvdhhr.org/bph/promot.htm

Wisconsin
www.dhfs.state.wi.us/immunization/index.htm

Wyoming
wdhfs.state.wy.us/immunization

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The information contained in the Pertussis Information Center Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. There may be variations in treatment that your health care provider may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. Pertussis.com is an educational project by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).