Vaccines Work: Advocacy for Immunisation

“This is a space for those who are working to improve immunisation systems and access to vaccines, particularly in resource-poor settings. It aims to help you to find ideas, resources and guidance to advocate for strengthened commitment to vaccines and immunisation to save lives.”

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines and Immunizations

This page provides an excellent, authoritative source of information on immunization schedules, side effects and safety of vaccines, and answers to many common questions.

NHS Choices: Vaccinations

Quick and easy access to information about the NHS vaccination schedule, vaccine safety, and clear explanations of how vaccines work and what ingredients they contain.

A centralised access point to many US government resources related to flu and flu vaccination.

HPV Prevention and Control Board

Provides evidence-based guidance on key technical and strategic issues, and monitors the progress of HPV control programs at the country and regional levels.

WHO Global Vaccine Safety

Information on vaccine safety and the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) from the World Health Organization.

Videos Video archive

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission joined forces to tackle the issue at the first global vaccination summit. Although many of them live in developing countries with poor access to vaccines, scientists are worried that anti-vaccination campaigners in the developed world are spreading misinformation on social media. So what’s the cure for their scepticism?

Emilie Karafillakis, research fellow for the Vaccine Confidence Project, speaks to France 24 about the rising anti-vaccination sentiment that is rising throughout Europe, especially in France where a recent study revealed 1 in 3 citizens believe vaccines are unsafe.

In this episode of Take as Directed, J. Stephen Morrison speaks with Dr. Heidi Larson on why vaccine confidence is currently in crisis, and how this has fueled outbreaks such as measles and the persistence of polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Literature Literature archive

L. Tavoschi, F. Quattrone, E. De Vita, P.L. Lopalco 2019 Vaccine Volume 37(49): 7201-7288
Biswal . 2019 NEJM DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1903869
Piot P, Larson HJ, O'Brian KL, et al 2019 NATURE Vol. 575, pages119–129.
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