Description of the website
The Immunization pages are a part of the official site of the American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The Immunization pages offer pediatricians and other health professionals information to help them immunize their patients safely and effectively.
The site also offers information about common concerns from parents and how to address them; information about articles that have studied vaccines safety; vaccine-hesitancy case studies; information about vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine policy; information about Vaccine Information Statements; and links to the AAP consumer site, Healthychildren.org, which has many articles on vaccine safety for parents.
Website’s sponsorship policy
The AAP policy on sponsorship and advertising is available at https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/advertise-with-aap/Pages/Advertise-with-AAP.aspx; however, sponsorship is specifically not permitted on the pages that fall under the immunization directory.
Website’s content or editorial policy
Immunization programs at the AAP include grants, campaigns, and advocacy efforts. The purpose of this Web site is to provide information to pediatricians about AAP immunization efforts, as well as resources that will assist with vaccine delivery in a practice setting. Content is developed by AAP staff and reviewed by relevant expert AAP member volunteers.
Funding to host the site is provided in-kind by the AAP, and staff time for keeping it updated is provided by the CDC Childhood Immunization Support Program cooperative agreement. In certain areas of the site, email addresses are collected to be used to request evaluation of specific products or education. The information is used for no other purpose.