WEBTREATS: Vaccines

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive;  the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Access to AAP immunization policies, the Red Book, and other AAP immunization materials has been organized through this IAC gateway.

AAP HPV Vaccine Recommendations
This revised AAP statement, which updates recommendations for human papillomavirus immunization of both males and females, was published in Pediatrics 2012;129:602–605.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Immunization Schedules
AAFP immunization guidelines and resources on immunization are linked through this website.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Annual Women’s Health Care
This page links to current College primary care assessment guidelines in women’s health, including immunization.

Immunization for Women
This website provides patients and their health care providers with a central, trusted, current source for information on immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Links to College publications related to immunization are available through this page.  Some of these publications are on the members’ side of the website.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
APTR offers a variety of immunization education programs for health professionals.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Vaccines & Immunizations

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Current Vaccine Shortages & Delays

Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (EPIVAC)

Immunization Schedules
This page links to current CDC recommended immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as other immunization resources.

Recommendations for Obstetric Health Care Providers Related to Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza
These guidelines are current for the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Travelers' Health: Destinations
To find immunization guidelines for travel to specific countries, select the country and any other relevant information on this CDC Travelers' Health page.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) provide patient information in many languages and for the most commons vaccines, including HPV.

Vaccine Safety

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Immunizations
The Immunization section of the CMS website provides information and resources related to the coverage, billing, delivery, and promotion of influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccinations.

Flu.gov
Flu.gov provides comprehensive federal government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1, H3N2,, H5N1, and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Thimerosal in Vaccines

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
VAERS phone number: 800-822-7967

GAVI Alliance
The mission of GAVI is saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries.

Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
This site provides news and reports to keep physicians up-to-date on vaccines for children and adults, links to the most current immunization schedules and vaccine information, downloadable slide presentations and photographs of diseases.  It includes a link to the 2007 Journal of Family Practice vaccines supplement.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
The Directory of Immunization Resources (under Resources) provides extensive links to state agencies, federal agencies, international organizations, health care organizations, and advocacy groups.  Each immunization topic includes immunization schedules, recommendations, resources, and journal articles.

Influenza Vaccine & Antiviral Medications Study: The Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS)
VAMPSS, a new nationwide post-marketing surveillance system established to comprehensively monitor the use and safety of vaccines and medications during pregnancy, is a collaborative project of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (AAAI), the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), and the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University (SEC).

Institute for Vaccine Safety (IVS)
IVS, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public, and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.  The site provides links to IoM and CDC reports and information on thimerosal, autism, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
This specific NFID website covers adult vaccinations information for consumers and health care professionals.

National Adult and Influenza Vaccine Summit (NAIIS)
NAIIS, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an action-oriented entity for addressing and resolving influenza and influenza vaccine issues.

IVATS (Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System)

National Network for Immunization Information (NNII)
The NNII provides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines.
VICP phone number: 800-338-2382

National Vaccine Program Office (HHS)
This site provides pertinent information about childhood, adolescent, and adult immunizations.

Vaccines.gov
Vaccines.gov is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

Email News Services:

IAC Express: http://www.immunize.org/subscribe
MMWR: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrsubscribe.html

Visit this IAC site for more suggestions.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Disease Outbreaks for related links. 
pvh/mash  last revised  3/26/2013



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