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misc.kids Childhood Vaccination FAQ, Part I (General information and vaccination schedules)
misc.kids Childhood Vaccination FAQ, Part II (Information on the diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, rubella, mumps, polio, HiB, and hepatitis B vaccines)
misc.kids Childhood Vaccination FAQ, Part III (Information on the influenza, chicken pox, hepatitis A, rotavirus, meningitis, and pneumococcus vaccines, various travel vaccines, and references for the FAQ)
misc.kids Childhood Vaccination FAQ, Part IV (Parents' stories)
American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule
The Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board findings on hepatitis B vaccine, and demyelinating disorders including MS, September, 1998.
Vaccine highlights Latest recommendations and schedules is a site maintained by the Immunization Action Coalition.
Immunization, Vaccines, Vaccination in the Modern World is a site authored and maintained by Lon Morgan, chiropractic orthopedist, with a collection of information about vaccinations, including vaccine development, vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety, and recent news about vaccines.
What's Your State Doing? is a site maintained by the Immunization Action Coalition which documents state vaccination laws for school and daycare entry related to the varicella and hepatitis B vaccines.
CDC's MMWR Weekly article of April 2, 1999, on "Impact of Vaccines Universally Recommended for Children -- United States, 1990-1998."
An article from Pediatric News about thimerosal in vaccines can be accessed here.
As of July 31, 1996, a new acellular pertussis vaccine
has now been approved for all shots in the pertussis
series. To see CDC information about this vaccine,
the CDC's DTP/DTaP Vaccine Information Sheet
Other recent AAP, AAFP, FDA, CDC, or ACIP statements related to vaccines include:
Immunization Schedule Update: Minor Changes Clarify 1998 Recommendations rotavirus vaccine (AAP News, Jan 1998)
Academy not yet urging routine college meningococcal vaccine (AAP, July, 1998)
Routine vaccination of hepatitis B beneficial and necessary (AAP, May 18, 1999)
Thimerosal in vaccines: a joint statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Public Health Service (July, 1999)
Policy statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians on thimerosal in vaccines, July 8, 1999.
AAP calls for suspension of rotavirus vaccine (September, 1999)
Vaccine benefits far outweigh any risks (AAP, August 1, 1999)
CDC Update on Progress Toward the Global Interruption of Wild Poliovirus Type 2 Transmission (August 27, 1999)
MMWR Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- South-East Asia, January 2000--June 2001 (August 31, 2001)
There are some governmental resources which may be of particular interest to you:
- US Food and Drug Administration: Biologics (this category includes vaccinations)
- The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Immunization Program Page gives disease descriptions, transmission information, and vaccine information for all of the vaccines currently on the standard schedule in the US. The CDC Prevention Guidelines page for the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices provides ACIP recommendations on various vaccines.
- The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) of the FDA.
- The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases has up-to-date information on vaccine research.
- The World Health Organization Web site has information on WHO immunization efforts (such as the global effort to eradicate polio) and statistical information on vaccination and disease incidence in various countries, as well as links to other health-related Web servers.
- Travel vaccination requirements and health advice about travel is available both from the Center for Disease Control and from the World Health Organization.
vaccination recommendations, in Germany, along with
true and false contraindications, and discussion of
specific diseases and vaccines.
vaccination recommendations, in Germany.
- Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases - Canada
- Communicable Diseases - Australia
- Other Australian and International Communicable Diseases sites (includes government sites for Canada, the US, EuroSurveillance, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Singapore, the UK, WHO, and the PanAmerican Health Organization)
- Rotavirus vaccine package insert (vaccine was later suspended)
- Immunization Profiles Index - by Country is a WHO site which has vaccination schedules and coverage for many countries.
- Health-related statistical information from WHO