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Immunizations


General Vaccine Information

Center for Disease Control Vaccination Information Page
CDC website page with a wide range of information regarding vaccinations. Among the topics addressed are safety of vaccination, how vaccines work, and what diseases we vaccinate for.

American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccination Information Page
An in-depth presentation on the topic of vaccination from the AAP.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.

Recommended Vaccines for Traveling Abroad
CDC recommendations for vaccination prior to foreign travel.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
The VAERS is a national vaccine safety surveillance program. VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.




Immunization Schedule

Standard Schedule for Children Birth Through 6 Years of Age
The schedule presented is updated annually by the Center for Disease Control.

Standard Schedule for Children 7 Through 18 Years of Age
The schedule presented is updated annually by the Center for Disease Control.

Catch-up Schedule for Children 4 Months of Age and Older
The schedule presented is updated annually by the Center for Disease Control. It is intended for children whose vaccines have been delayed.

 




Vaccine Manufacturers

Merck
Merck is the sole manufacturer of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and varicella vaccines in the United States. They also make vaccines providing protection from many other diseases. This link will take you to their website which provides information on all the vaccines they manufacture.

GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline manufactures vaccines providing protection from many different diseases. This link will take you to their website which provides information on all the vaccines they manufacture.

Sanofi-Pasteur
Sanofi-Pasteur manufactures vaccines providing protection from many different diseases. This link will take you to their website which provides information on all the vaccines they manufacture.

Wyeth
Wyeth is the sole manufacturer of a vaccine that protects against invasive disease caused by the bacterium named Steptococcus Pneumoniae.

Novartis
Novartis manufactures vaccines providing protection from many different diseases. This link will take you to their website which provides information on all the vaccines they manufacture.

Medimmune
Medimmune is the sole manufacturer of the nasally administered influenza vaccine.




Vaccine Concerns

Vaccines and Autism
A brief article by Dr. Paul Offit on the topic of vaccines and autism. Dr. Offit is the Chief of Infectious Diseases, the Director of the Vaccine Education Center, and the Henle Professor of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Vaccine Controversy
A brief synopsis of several vaccine controversies with references to primary sources.



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