Why vaccine stock photos are getting a makeover

The American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated with SELF magazine to create stock photos that offer a more accurate, positive perception of childhood vaccinations.

Existing stock images for vaccines are often medically inaccurate, depicting improper technique or the use of incorrect syringes, AAP noted. The images also commonly depict children crying while receiving the vaccines, which can promote fearmongering.

SELF magazine consulted with AAP to create medically accurate photos of vaccinations using real physicians. The photos will be available to download for free under a Creative Commons license.

To view the photos on AAP's website, click here.

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