Vaccine Conversation Series

Doctors Discuss Children’s Vaccines

If you’re a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about your children’s vaccines. Watch Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center, and fellow experts discuss common vaccine-related topics including potential for long-term side effects, vaccination while breastfeeding, why we give vaccines for diseases we don’t see, the contagiousness of COVID-19, and much more.

Watch the Vaccine Conversation Series

The Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC at CHOP) is composed of scientists, physicians, mothers, and fathers devoted to the study and prevention of infectious diseases. The Center was launched in October 2000 to provide accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. If you have any questions about your child’s health, please contact your child’s doctor.


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Featured Lecture – COVID-19 Town Hall

This month, we’re featuring the Pediatric Partners COVID-19 Town Hall delivered on August 19, 2021. Infectious Disease and Cardiology experts from CHOP including Susan E. Coffin, MD, MPH, Matthew Elias, MD, and Paul A. Offit, MD detail pediatric challenges to be faced this fall and winter. This update will also include a comprehensive review on recent variants and spread, vaccines, trials, immunity and boosters.

Infectious Diseases Course

We’ve recently added our Infectious Diseases course modules, originally delivered in February 2020. View the full catalog to learn about infectious diseases in the PICU, primary immunodeficiencies, infections in immunocompromised hosts, and much more.

Mourning the Loss of Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong. Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong passed away just after 9 PM ET on Saturday, May 7, 2022. He died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones after a 6-month battle with aggressive cancer.

New “Women Leading the Way” Podcast Series with CEO Madeline Bell

Women at our hospital are making breakthroughs that are transforming children’s lives – and changing the world. In honor of Women’s History Month, “Women Leading the Way” is a five-episode series of our CEO Madeline Bell’s podcast, Breaking Through. She talked with five women doctors and scientists from CHOP about their groundbreaking work. Hear from Susan Furth, MD, PhD, Holly L. Hedrick, MD, FACS, Diva D. De León-Crutchlow, MD, MSCE, Marni Falk, MD, and Denise Adams, MD. Browse all of the Breaking Through episodes today.