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New Mobile App from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Assists Parents, Doctors with Vaccine Decisions
Date:9/12/2013

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013

The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC) is launching Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, a unique mobile app that allows busy parents to access up-to-date, reliable information about the science and safety of vaccines -- wherever and whenever they need it.

The Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know app is available for iPhone and includes comprehensive information about:

  •     Vaccines and the diseases they prevent
  •     Vaccine safety topics, including autism, thimerosal, vaccine schedules, and too many vaccines
  •     Recommended immunization schedules for children, teens and adults
  •     Types of vaccines and how they’re made

Additional features include:

  •     Graphics depicting disease characteristics, such as levels of contagiousness and typical disease timelines
  •     Links to videos about vaccines
  •     Vaccine-related games, like hangman and matching
  •     A place to save questions for the next doctor’s visit
  •     The opportunity to easily email the VEC for answers to vaccine-related questions
  •     Links to other VEC resources, like booklets and Q&A sheets

The new app places the extensive resources from the VEC web site at parents’ fingertips in an e
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