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Finding Credible Vaccine Information

Last updated December 9 2022 via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust.  Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis.


CDC’s vaccines and immunization web content are researched, written and approved by subject matter experts, including physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, and analysts. Content is based on peer-reviewed science. CDC leadership makes the final decision on the words, images, and links to best serve the information needs of the public as well as healthcare providers, public health professionals, partners, educators, and researchers. Science and public health data are frequently updated. Most pages are reviewed yearly.

CDC’s NCIRD is a member of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Vaccine Safety Netexternal icon and follows web content and credibility criteria defined by the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safetyexternal icon (GACVS).

CDC’s Immunization Safety Office communicates timely and transparent information on CDC’s vaccines safety site.

As you search for vaccine information, consider guidance from these sources:

While the Internet is a useful tool for researching health-related issues, it should not replace a discussion with a healthcare professional.


Page last reviewed by CDC: September 15, 2021

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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