Early care and education staff members must check children's immunization records to be sure that the children are up-to-date and protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. This task requires looking at the record and understanding the abbreviations for the required vaccines. Vaccine products for children may contain single vaccines (protection against a single disease, e.g. Hepatitis b) or multiple vaccines (protection against multiple diseases, e.g. MMR for measles, mumps, rubella). These multiple vaccines are often called "combo or combination vaccines". Different vaccine manufacturers may produce either single or combo vaccines. Click here for the CDC website or put http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/vaccines-list.htm in your browser to view the names and components as well as learn more about vaccines in current use. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2012

“Vaccines and Your Baby” is a 28-minute video that explains the basics of vaccines. You’ll learn about vaccines and how they work, the science behind vaccines, immunity, and the 11 diseases that vaccines prevent. Parents of children who suffered vaccine-preventable diseases tell their stories. You may watch the video on line. Go to www.vaccine.chop.edu. To watch the video, just click on any section you wish to view. To watch the video from beginning to end, click on the first section and follow the prompts to each section that follows. If you prefer, you can download the entire video to your computer link on the webpage of the Vaccine Information Center. 

Best Practices for Physical Activity. Nemours Health and Prevention Services, version 2 at www.GrowUpHealthy.org offers practical tips, gidelines and sample policies: 

  • Poison Prevention
  • Hygiene Works 
  • Coping with Colds 
  • PA DOH report on the vaccine data they collected in 2003 
  • Catch-up Doses of Prevnar 
  • WellCareTracker™ users really like using this tool 
  • Buckle-Up News 
  • Internet Sites for good stuff 
  • Winter Exercise 
  • Noise and Management of Sound
  • Are Disinfectant/Sanitizer Wipes OK?
  • Promote 60 Minutes of Moderate to Strenuous Physical Activity Daily
  • Animals in Child Care
  • Upright Seating Lowers Oxygen of Young Infants
  • Check Out New AAP Web Site for Reliable Pediatric Information
  • Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—A Quick Reference Guide
  • Vaccine News 
  • Reportable Illness
  • Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and Their Families—Free Materials 
  • Acidic Foods, Drinks, Candy Linked with Dentall Enamel Erosion
  • Stop Fever Phobia 
  • Be Active in All Seasons 
  • Asthma 
  • Consent for Emergency or Urgent Medical Care 
  • Sanitizers and Disinfectants 
  • Free Updated Hand Washing Posters in English and Spanish 
  • A Medical Home Benefits All Children 
  • Kids and Fiber - a video 
  • Videos: The Value of Early Childhood Experiences 
  • Promoting Oral Health 
  • ECELS - 23 Years of Service