General Immunization & Vaccine Information
The Community Guide
The Community Guide's systematic review of the effectiveness of selected population based interventions aimed at improving vaccination coverage in children, adolescents and adults focused on strategies within three strategic areas: Increasing community demand for vaccinations, Enhancing access to vaccination services, Provider-based interventions.
Recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information on the status of children, Children Now uses communications strategies to reach parents, lawmakers, citizens, business, media and community leaders, creating attention and generating positive change on behalf of children.
Every Child By Two
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.
All Kids Count
All Kids Count serves as an important resource for immunization registry efforts nationwide.
The Vaccine Page
The Vaccine Page provides access to up-to-the-minute news about vaccines and an annotated database of vaccine resources on the Internet.
PATH: Vaccines and Immunization
PATH is an international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, they help provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act.
Immunization Action Coalition
The mission of the Immunization Action Coalition, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is to boost immunization rates and prevent disease. The Coalition promotes physician, community, and family awareness of, and responsibility for, appropriate immunization of all children and adults against all vaccine-preventable diseases.
PATH: Vaccine Resource Library
The VRL offers a wide variety of high-quality, scientifically accurate documents and links to resources on specific diseases and topics in immunization. It is geared toward health professionals in the developing and industrialized worlds, as well as journalists, policymakers, community leaders, parents, and anyone else interested in vaccine-related resources.
Partnership for Prevention
Working to emphasize disease prevention and health promotion in national policy and practice, Partnership for Prevention is a membership association of corporations, non-profits, and state health departments.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
The mission of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is to support research that will lead to a better understanding of the causes, cures, and prevention of infectious diseases; to encourage and sponsor public and professional education programs; to aid in the prevention of infectious diseases.
Project Save and the Center for Immunization Research
The Center for Immunization Research (CIR) is one of the leading vaccine research and development centers in the world today. It is part of the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
National Network for Immunization Information
The National Network for Immunization Information is dedicated to providing education and communications about immunization issues. We were formed by clinicians and researchers, so we know the facts. And we translate them in ways that are useful and understandable - for everyone who wants to know more about immunization.
Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA's mission is to promote and recognize excellence in patient care, education, research, public health and the prevention of infectious diseases.
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Institute for Vaccine Safety
The purpose of the Institute for Vaccine Safety is to obtain and disseminate objective information on the safety of recommended immunizations.
State/Federal Immunization Sites
Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit *currently being revised*
NIP is pleased to announce the availability of the Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit in both web-based and CD-ROM formats. Your complimentary copy of the CD-ROM will arrive within the next few days. The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides detailed information on the proper storage and handling of vaccines, including recommendations and resources.
The web-based toolkit is available on the CDC's National Immunization Program website. The CD-ROM can be ordered from our online catalog. Bulk copies of the CD will be limited, but a master CD can be ordered for mass duplication.
National Immunization Information Hotline (CDC)
Whether you are a parent, nurse or a doctor, or just interested in vaccine information, NIIH is the place for the most up-to-date immunization information, including vaccine schedules, side effects, contraindications, recommendations and more.
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.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: National Immunization Program
An overview of vaccine safety by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
Food & Drug Administration Site: VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines. Reports are welcome from all concerned individuals: patients, parents, health care providers, pharmacists, and vaccine manufacturers.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration information concerning the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Texas Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Texas Department of Health's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program with a successful record for improving the diet of infants, children, and pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women who are at risk for nutrition-related illness. The main focus of the WIC program is to educate mothers on the proper nutrition for babies and young children.
Websites for Parents
10 Things You Need to Know About Immunizations
Meningitis Foundation of America
The goals and objectives of MFA are to help support sufferers of Spinal Meningitis and their families; to provide information to educate the public and medical professionals about Meningitis so that its early diagnosis and treatment will save lives; to help support the development of vaccines and other means of treating and/or preventing meningitis.
American Medical Association: Childhood Immunizations
This site has several basic topic areas, each containing a number of articles.
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
PKIDs' mission is to educate the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected; and to assist the families of the children living with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic, viral infectious diseases with emotional, financial and informational support.
World Health Organization: Vaccines & Diseases
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with almost 100 years of experience working to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. It enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system, serving as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, and as the health organization of the Inter-American System.
Websites for Specific Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Hepatitis Foundation International
Hepatitis Foundation International seeks to increase awareness of the worldwide problem of viral hepatitis and to educate the public and healthcare providers about its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Our goal is renewed health for those afflicted, and a future free of the threat of viral hepatitis.
An organization formed to assist HepC-challenged individuals and their families.
The Hepatitis Information Network
Eli Lilly and Company
Merck and Co.
Pfizer (Wyeth Vaccines)
Immunization Tracking Programs/Registries
The CDC Immunization Information Systems (IIS), also known as "Immunization Registries"