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Friday, November 26, 2004

Good vaccination links

Good vaccination links

Six Common Misconceptions About Vaccination
Addressing Concerns Regarding Immunization and Vaccines: Questions, Answers and Issues, The Division of Immunization, Population and Public Health Branch, Ottawa, 1996

Childhood Vaccinations: What Every Parent Should Know
Readers Digest, Goldbloom RB, May 2000

Meningococcal Disease
From the Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada

Comparison of Effects of Diseases and Vaccines
Canadian Immunization Guide 5th Edition 1998, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada

Update: Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada

Thimerosal in Vaccines
Information from the Manitoba Health Public Health Branch

Statement on Thimerosal
Canada Communicable Disease Report Vol. 25 (ACS-7) 1 December 1999

Canadian Immunization Awareness Program
Immunization information, schedules, questions & answers, promotional materials

Canadian Immunization Guide
1998, 5th Edition, Health Canada

Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention
United States: MMWR, Emerging Infectious Disease Journal, CDC Prevention Guidelines, Travel Health & Publications

CDC - National Immunization Program
An Overview of Vaccine Safety

CDC - National Immunization Program
Diseases that Vaccines Can Prevent in Infants and Children & Adults, The Importance of Immunization, Why Immunize? Benefits of Immunization, Diseases still exist, 10 things you should know: How Vaccines Work, ACIP Statements, Vaccines in Development, Pregnant Women, Vaccine Side Effects

CDC - National Immunization Program - Vaccine Safety
Research: Confounding in Studies of Adverse Reactions, The Guillain-Barré Syndrome and the 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 Influenza Vaccines, Impact of Anti-Vaccine Movements on Pertussis Control: The Untold Story

CDC - National Immunization Program - ADDITIVES IN VACCINES

CDC - National Immunization Program
Vaccines and Autism, Diabetes and Vaccinations How Vaccines Work Rotavirus Vaccine, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Vaccines and Thimerosal, What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations, What You Should Know About Vaccines

CDC
Diseases that Vaccines Can Prevent in Infants and Children & Adults, The Importance of Immunization, Why Immunize? Benefits of Immunization, Diseases still exist, 10 things you should know: How Vaccines Work, ACIP Statements, Vaccines in Development, Pregnant Women, Vaccine Side Effects

CDC - Vaccine Safety Research
Confounding in Studies of Adverse Reactions, The Guillain-Barré Syndrome and the 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 Influenza Vaccines, Impact of Anti-Vaccine Movements on Pertussis Control: The Untold Story

CDC - National Immunization Program
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and Influenza Vaccine

Chiropractors and Vaccination: A Historical Perspective
James B. Campbell, PhD*, Jason W. Busse, DC, MSc§, and H. Stephen Injeyan, DC, PhD, PEDIATRICS Vol. 105 No. 4 April 2000, p. e43

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Course Textbook, 6th Edition (The Pink Book) comprehensive CDC text on pathogenesis, epidemiology, and immunization for 13 vaccine-preventable diseases

Health Canada - Population and Public Health Branch, formerly LCDC
CCDR's, What's New, Immunization, Infectious Diseases, Disease Surveillance

Immunization Action Coalition
(U.S. source)Photos of People with Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Vaccine Myths, Needle Tips, IAC EXPRESS - free e-mail news service

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
How do vaccines work, how vaccines are made, avoiding the pain of shots, when and when not to use vaccines, are vaccines still necessary

The Institute for Vaccine Safety
Current vaccine issues including, Thimerosal, polio vaccine and HIV

World Health Organization
About the Who, Health topics, information sources, related links, reports

WHO - Hot Topics
BSE and oral polio vaccine, Rotavirus and intussusception, Thimerosal, SV40 virus and polio vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine and MS, Hepatitis B vaccine safety questioned in the United States, MMR and autism, Hepatitis C in Egypt

WHO - Vaccine Safety - General information
How do vaccines work? Vaccines are not contaminated, Impact of the anti-vaccines lobby, Questions about the triple vaccine (DTP), What you may have heard about vaccines and what you should know, Eight things you need to know about immunization Vaccine safety

WHO - 6 Common Misconceptions About Immunization

WHO - Adverse Events and Useful facts and figures about commonly used vaccines
Adverse events: Asthma, Autism, Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, Intussusception, Thimerosal

American Medical Association
Vaccine safety, Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism, ACIP reports, articles

National Vaccine Program Office
US site with extensive information for parents and the general public on immunization includes an overview of immunization, a glossary of terms relating to vaccines and immunization, common questions and answers, details on vaccine-preventable diseases, information on the safety of vaccines, as well as tips on evaluating information on immunization

Understanding Vaccines
US publication by the National Institutes of Health/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that discusses the benefits of vaccination, how vaccines and the immune system work, different types of vaccines, and how vaccines are developed and tested presents information in an easy-to-understand format


Source: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/meningitis/parents.html



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