Safe Sleep & Vaccines Educational Materials

The MDHHS Infant Safe Sleep Program and Division of Immunization have joined forces to develop materials highlighting the importance of protecting infants by getting vaccines on-time and following the safe sleep guidelines. A specific topic of importance to address in these materials includes the myth that vaccines cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Take advantage of these new patient education materials to support in your work with parents and caregivers of infants

  • Educational Flyer for Parents/Cargivers - A one-page educational flyer for parents and caregivers of infants about the importance of vaccination, following the safe sleep guidelines, and addressing the myth that vaccines cause SIDS.
  • Bulletin Board Kit - A large visual adopted from the one-page flyer above. This visual provides messaging, several images and related resources for you to display in your office, waiting room, etc.
  • Know the Facts: Vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - A partner document with resources on safe sleep, vaccines, and scientific publications showing that vaccines do NOT cause SIDS, but help protect against it.

Stay tuned! If these materials become available for ordering at the MDHHS Clearinghouse, we will ensure this information is added.

The first 2 educational resources, as well as additional materials, can also be found at the following websites: