Infographic: The Evolution of a Vaccine

The new school year is nearly upon us and with that so are the numerous questions that will arise from parents regarding immunization. 

It is important for clinicians to familiarize themselves with the process in which vaccines are developed, approved, and manufactured in order to help alleviate the fears of parents who still question the safety of these vaccines. The infographic below summarizes the journey of vaccine development. 

From the initial clinical trials to the clinician’s office, the process is set up to include many safeguards to protect against serious adverse events. Vaccines are meant to protect children from disease and keep them healthy.

Share this infographic with your patients to show how manufacturers and government agencies work together to bring safe products to the market.

For more information on the types of vaccines available visit MPR’s Immunization Resource Center.

To view updated vaccine schedules, click on any of the links below:

2013 Catch-Up Vaccination Schedules: 4 Months-18 Years

Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women

Immunization Schedule for Adults Infected with HIV

Immunization Schedule for HIV-Infected Children Ages 0 to 6 Years

Immunization Schedule for HIV-Infected Children Ages 7 to 18 Years

Influenza Vaccine Comparisons

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule Chart

Vaccination Schedule: 0-18 Years of Age