Immunizations: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

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 Vaccines
    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.


Type of resource:
  • Resource List
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Child Care
  • Home
  • Preschool Program
Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
  • Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Reviewed: 2017