Immunizations: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

About this resourceReviewed: 2017

IEL Resources

Web Resources

  • Parents Guide to Childhood Immunizations
    This resource includes the Illinois Department of Public Health’s recommendations for immunizing children against the 10 vaccine-preventable childhood diseases. Illinois has laws requiring vaccination against some of these diseases before children can enter school.
  • Illinois Immunization Program
    This schedule on the Illinois Department of Public Health website includes recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Be There for Your Child during Shots
    This webpage, in English and Spanish, advises parents on ways to support their children when they are vaccinated.
  • Childhood Immunization
    This page on the MedlinePlus website includes links to extensive information related to vaccines and immunizing children. Some information for parents is available in over 30 languages.