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Not Sure if You or Your Child Needs a Vaccination? There’s an App for That

As a parent, keeping up with your children’s vaccinations can be a challenge. With some vaccines requiring multiple doses in sequences, others requiring booster shots over time, and others still needing to be administered on an annual basis, making sure your family’s immunizations are up-to-date is not nearly as easy as it sounds.

But many organizations and health authorities are trying to make it easier. Today, there are numerous smartphone apps available to help you keep track of your children’s vaccinations. The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), which works in cooperation with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has published a list of these apps on its website, though it should be noted that the list does not necessarily reflect endorsement by the CDC.

5 Vaccination Apps for Parents

Here are five of the apps – from reputable resources – that are available through the IAC website. This list is provided for informational purposes, and does not reflect endorsement by the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC:

1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) App

The ACOG App offers several resources for mothers and women’s health care physicians. With regard to vaccinations, the app includes a list of best practices that can be used to both help keep track of vaccination requirements and understand the proper methods and procedures for administering childhood vaccinations.

2. CDC App

The general CDC App provides a wealth of information for parents, both vaccine and non-vaccine-related. Through the app, parents can find health news updates, statistical reports and other information that can be used to help make informed decisions about children’s vaccination and health care needs.

3. CDC Vaccination Schedules

As its name suggests, the CDC Vaccination Schedules app provides easy access to the vaccination schedules recommended by the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). It includes the recommended schedules for both children and adults, and includes color-coding, dosing information, automatic updates, and other features designed to make it easier for parents to understand their family vaccination needs.

4. Shots Immunizations

Developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Shots Immunizations app is designed for health care professionals, but can serve as a useful resource for parents as well. “What vaccines would you recommend for a 10-month-old who has had only one dose of each of the basic vaccines and at what times would you have him return in order to catch-up? How about his cousin who babysits? She’s a 19-year-old college freshman with asthma who thinks she might be pregnant.” The app is designed to answer these questions and more.

5. CDC TravWell

If you will be traveling with your family, the CDC TravWell app can help you figure out what vaccinations you need before you go. It offers “a customizable healthy travel packing list” and other tools as well.

Contact Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC

Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is a national law firm that represents clients who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related illnesses and injuries. If you or your child is exhibiting symptoms of a vaccine-related injury, it is important that you seek medical help as soon as possible.

For vaccine-related illnesses and injuries, compensation is available through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant can provide legal representation for your VICP claim at little or no financial cost to you. To request a free and confidential consultation, please call (202) 800-1711 or inquire online today.

Leah Durant Bio

Experienced litigation attorney Leah Durant focuses on representing clients in complex vaccine litigation matters. Leah Durant is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm based in Washington, DC. Leah Durant and her staff represent clients and their families who suffer from vaccine-related injuries, adverse vaccine reactions and vaccine-related deaths. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting individuals in recovering the highest level of compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.


About Leah Durant

Leah Durant is a former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney who specializes in vaccine injury claims covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. These cases are filed before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (more commonly known as the “vaccine court”) in Washington, DC, where she has been admitted to practice since 2008. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Leah Durant is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and received her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Leah Durant’s legal practice concentrates on litigating complex vaccine injury and medical related cases. She has an extensive legal background and has experience representing individuals with complex medical claims.


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