VACCINE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

Allied Vaccine Group

Comprised of websites dedicated to presenting valid scientific information about the sometimes confusing subject of vaccines.

Every Child by Two

Strives to raise awareness of the critical need for timely immunization and establish a systematic method to ensure the immunization of all of America’s children by the age of two.

Immunization Action Coalition

Childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization information and hepatitis B educational materials.

The Immunization Education Program (IEP)

Represents a public-private partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP). The goal of the Immunization Education Program is to decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease by improving the immunization levels of children.

The Institute for Vaccine Safety – John Hopkins University

The purpose of the Institute for Vaccine Safety is to obtain and disseminate objective information on the safety of recommended immunizations.

Massachusetts Department of Health

Includes immunization information.

National Immunization Program

This site provides recent and accurate immunization information from the National Immunization Program, the Federal Government’s principal agency for immunization policy and recommendations.

National Network for Immunization Information

Provides up-to-date, science-based information to health care professionals, the media, policy makers, and the public – everyone who needs to know the facts about immunization.

National Vaccine Program Office’s (NVPO)

This site provides pertinent information about childhood, adolescent, and adult immunizations. You will find publications and reports on vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine safety, vaccine coverage, immunization laws, and immunization registries.

Shot by Shot

A collection of stories from people who have been touched by vaccine-preventable diseases. With the success of vaccines, we don’t see diseases like meningitis, polio, and hepatitis as often as our parents or grandparents did, but the diseases still touch people in our own communities and cause a huge amount of suffering and death worldwide. Shot by shot’s storybank of real-life stories, told by survivors, family members, friends, and health care providers, brings first-hand experiences to new generations. Personal stories touch us, educate us, and remind us of the value of prevention.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

A cooperative program for vaccine safety of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines.

The Vaccine Education Center – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Was formed to provide accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about childhood vaccines, and the diseases they prevent, to parents and health-care professionals.

The Vaccine Page

Provides access to up-to-the-minute news about vaccines and and annotated database of vaccine resources on the Internet.

 

RECOMMENDED VIDEO

Nova-Calling the Shots

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. NOVA’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots” takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure by Paul A. Offit

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit

Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns by Martin Myers

Facts on Vaccines. Just the Data. You Decide by Susan Shoshana Weisberg MD