The Immunization Task Force - Metro Omaha is a non-profit coalition dedicated to educating the public & healthcare providers about immunizations.

Public

Public goals of ITF:

  • Education about, access to, and scientific facts about immunization across the lifespan from infancy through end-of-life.  Immunization protects the individual, the family, and the community from acquiring and transmitting vaccine-preventable disease.   

 

We strongly encourage you to immunize your children, and yourself, and are here to provide you with evidence based information regarding this decision.

Please discuss any concerns you have with a trusted health care provider of call the immunization coordinator at your local or state health department. Your final decision affects not only the health of your child but also the rest of your family, your child’s friends and their families, classmates, neighborhoods and your community.

Don’t be fooled

There is a high probability that when searching the internet you could encounter an antivaccination activist website that will attempt to fool you with false and inaccurate information about vaccinations. Talk to your doctor or call your local health department for accurate information about vaccinations.

 

Parent Resources

» Childhood Immunization Schedule

» Adolescent Immunization Schedule

» Adult Immunization Schedule

» Immunization information from the American Academy of Pediatrics

» Download more ParentResources (pdf)

 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
www.aap.org/immunization AAP’s childhood immunization website contains information for both parents and clinicians.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines The information on this website ranges from official vaccine recommendations for healthcare professionals to information for the general public about vaccines.

Every Child by Two (ECBT)
www.ecbt.org and www.vaccinateyourbaby.org ECBT, founded by Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers, has created these two websites. Each contains a broad array of educational materials and information about vaccines, their safety, vaccine research and science, vaccine misperceptions, and many other topics to help clinicians and parents.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org and www.vaccineinformation.org IAC is a nonprofit organization that promotes immunization for all people against vaccine-preventable diseases. These websites offer educational materials, photos, and video clips for parents, healthcare professionals, the media, and the general public.

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)
www.immunizationinfo.org NNii provides current, science-based, extensively reviewed information to healthcare professionals, the media, policy makers, and the public.

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS)
www.vaccines.gov Vaccines.gov is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunizations for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

Vaccine Education Center (VEC)
www.vaccine.chop.edu The goal of the VEC at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is to accurately communicate the facts about each childhood vaccine. VEC publishes a monthly vaccine e-newsletter for parents titled “Parents PACK.” For more information or to subscribe, visit www.vaccine.chop.edu/parents

CDC-INFO Contact Center
A toll-free number for consumers and healthcare professionals who have questions about immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases. Call (800) CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636. The Center operates 24/7 in English & Spanish. TTY: (888) 232-6348.

 

 









Immunizations save lives! Get vaccinated for yourself, for your family and for your community!