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    American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL  60007-1098
    Phone: (847) 434-4000
    Fax: (847) 434-8000
    Web Address: www.aap.org
     

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a variety of educational materials about parenting, general growth and development, immunizations, safety, disease prevention, and more. AAP guidelines for various conditions and links to other organizations are also available.


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Vaccines and Immunizations
    1600 Clifton Road
    Atlanta, GA 30333
    Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
    TDD: 1-888-232-6348
    Web Address: www.cdc.gov/vaccines
     

    This CDC website has information about vaccines and the diseases that can be prevented by immunization. It includes the recommended immunization schedules for children, teens, and adults. You can also find information about vaccine side effects and safety, school and state requirements, and immunization records. Interactive schedules are also available.


    KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
    Nemours Home Office
    10140 Centurion Parkway
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Phone: (904) 697-4100
    Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
     

    This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


    March of Dimes
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains, NY  10605
    Phone: (914) 997-4488
    Web Address: www.marchofdimes.com
     

    The March of Dimes tries to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and early death. March of Dimes supports research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies' lives. The organization's website has information on premature birth, birth defects, birth defects testing, pregnancy, and prenatal care.


    Vaccines.gov
    200 Independence Avenue, Southwest
    Room 715H
    Washington, DC 20201
    Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
    TDD: 1-888-232-6348
    Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
    Web Address: www.vaccines.gov
     

    This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website has vaccine information from many federal agencies. A Spanish version of the website is available at http://es.vaccines.gov.


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      WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

      Last Updated: January 15, 2013
      This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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