Immunization Patient Education Resources
Immunization information particularly relevant to refugee and immigrant populations.
Washington State is experiencing a whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic. Whooping cough spreads easily by coughing and sneezing and is a very serious illness for babies and children. Resources:
- Pertussis Fact Sheet: available in several languages from Public Health Seattle & King County
- Washington State Department of Health
- DTap Vaccine Information
Statements in multiple languages from the Immunization Action Coalition
For more information about the current situation please visit the Centers for Disease Control
This resource about teen vaccines is from Public Health - Seattle & King County. It is a 2 page brochure with information about Meningococcal Disease, Pertussis, and Human Papillomavirus and is available in the following languages:
Plain Talk About Child Immunization - Currently available in English and Spanish
This 6th edition (2009, 54 pages, PDF) of "Plain Talk" provides parents with accurate information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, benefits and risks and vaccine safety and effectiveness. It also includes current updated statistics, and questions about delaying immunizations.
This edition was developed and edited by the following public and private organizations: Community Health Plan, Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (WithinReach), Public Health – Seattle & King County, Snohomish Health District, Washington State Department of Health.
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. They have Vaccine Information Statements in 40 languages.
Health information access is a basic healthcare need. Literacy, health-literacy, illness, aging, disability and language are all issues that can pose barriers to obtaining basic health information. This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats. They are being developed to study the value of these formats in providing health information for diverse populations in a variety of settings.
Vaccine Information Statements
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in many languages. Please visit the IAC website (see website link above) to see all the VISs and languages available. EthnoMed is featuring the following VISs in languages that have an audio component produced by the 24 Languages Project.
Polio Vaccine Information
The following languages were part of a project (24 Languages Project) that recorded an audio version of the CDC vaccine information on Polio vaccine. The Immunization Action Coalition site has the Polio Vaccine information translated into 29 languages, EthnoMed is only listing those that have an audio version.
- Polio Vaccine Information Sheet
(No English audio)
Hib Vaccine Information
Vaccine information on Hib in selected languages with audio option.
- Hib Vaccine - English
(No English Audio)