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Plain Talk About Child Immunization, 7th Edition (2014)

Thank you for your interest in learning more about immunizations. As parents we are asked to make many important decisions concerning our children. Some of the most difficult decisions can be about their health care. To have your child immunized is one of these decisions.

Significant changes have been made to the seventh edition of "Plain Talk" including additional information on vaccine safety, current updated statistics, and questions about delaying immunizations.

First developed in 1996 in response to requests by parents, health care professionals, school nurses, child care providers and others, this 50-page booklet provides parents with accurate information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, benefits and risks and vaccine safety and effectiveness.

To order English, Russian, or Spanish editions of this FREE resource, call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588. Copies may also be ordered online at: An e-reader version for mobile devices is available in English at: You may also download and print a copy of the booklet(s):

Plain Talk About Child Immunizations booklet cover in English
Plain Talk About Child Immunizations booklet cover in Russian
Plain Talk About Child Immunizations booklet cover in Spanish / Hablemos sin rodeos sobre las vacunas para niños