Then why the controversy? When it comes to vaccinations, there is a strong argument about public good versus individual rights. And in certain specific cases, vaccines have been associated with significant disease or possible long term damage to a percentage of people, primarily children. More recently evidence suggests that the adjuvants used in vaccines could have played a role in the development of gulf war syndrome.
Is there middle ground or any solutions to this controversy? The middle ground is probably represented by the United States and Canada, two countries that enjoy an extremely high level of vaccination and very, very low levels of preventable diseases. At the same time they provide the opportunity for individuals in most cases to be exempt from vaccination on the basis of religious or medical reasons. This balance allows the majority of the population to be well protected while still giving individuals the right to exercise the freedom to choose.
Institute for Vaccine Safety
Our mission is to provide 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 institute’s goal is to work toward preventing disease using the safest vaccines possible.
National Vaccine Information Center
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defending the informed consent ethic in medicine.
As an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccines, NVIC does not advocate for or against the use of vaccines. We support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccines, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices.
The Vaccine War
The Vaccine War is a FRONTLINE co-production with the Palfreman Film Group.Vaccines have changed the world, largely eradicating a series of terrible diseases, from smallpox to polio to diphtheria, and likely adding decades to most of our life spans. But despite the gains and numerous scientific studies indicating vaccine safety a growing movement of parents remains fearful of vaccines.
To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate
'That is the question' that continues to be unresolved even after the landmark study that linked the increased incidence of autism to vaccinations was found to be fradulent.
To Vaccinate or Not?
It seems there are a lot of celebrities that are speaking outwardly about whether they are for or against vaccinations. Probably the most outspoken and well known celebrities are Jenny McCarthy, against and Amanda Peet, for.
Vaccine Research Library
The library is an extensive collection of links to thousands of abstracts and full text articles that expose the harm caused by vaccines.
Vaccinations and Immunizations extensive reference site.
Childhood Immunization Support Program
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
The DNA Vaccine Web was launched in 1995 by Robert Whalen, one of the “DNA vaccine pioneers.” The DVW eventually became DNAvaccine.com and has always been a central resource to the fields of DNA vaccinology and non-viral gene transfer. DNAvaccine.com has helped to teach people about nucleic acid vaccines, find funding opportunities, define collaborative networks, launch new companies, and much more.
Every Child by Two
The goals of ECBT are to raise awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations and to foster a systematic way to immunize all of America's children by age two. To forward its agenda, ECBT enlists the support of elected officials and their spouses, concerned community leaders, and representatives of many national organizations.
Extensive section on vaccines.
FierceVaccines is a weekly update on the vaccine industry, with a special focus on the innovations revolutionizing the development and production of vaccines.
GARDASIL is the only vaccine that may help guard against diseases that are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) Types 6, 11, 16, and 18.
Everyone has a good reason to help protect their health. If you’re not up-to-date on your adult vaccinations, you could be at risk for getting and spreading serious diseases.
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network is an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine.
HPV - The Cancer Virus
In the early 1970's, HPV received a great deal of media attention when Harald zur Hausen first postulated its ability to cause the second most common cancer in women...cervical cancer. Now, who gets the HPV vaccine has become the overriding issue, especially if its your kid!
International Vaccine Institute
The International Vaccine Institute is founded on the belief that health in developing countries can be dramatically improved by the development, introduction and use of new and improved vaccines.
March of Dimes
Keeping shots up to date is critical to a baby's health. Vaccinations are needed from birth into childhood and are usually given during routine, well-baby visits to a doctor or clinic
National Health Federation
Established in 1955, the National Health Federation is an international nonprofit, consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals' rights to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements, and use alternative therapies without government restrictions.
National Vaccine Program
This site provides pertinent information about childhood, adolescent, and adult immunizations. You will find publications and reports on vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine safety, vaccine coverage, immunization laws, and immunization registries.
Some people worry that a child's immune system can be 'overloaded' with the number of vaccines they are given. This is simply not true. The immune system is designed to deal with and protect the body from a multitude of bacteria, viruses and other germs that are encountered on a daily basis from birth.
We have created this website to tell our son's story and to share with other parents the information we have found about pediatric brain tumors and about childhood vaccinations.
Welcome to Prevnar.com, where you can learn how Prevnar helps protect infants and toddlers from invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). Prevnar is only available through a health care professional.
Public Health England
After clean water, vaccination is the most effective public health intervention in the world for saving lives and promoting good health. The term vaccination originated from the procedure used to protect people with the first vaccine for smallpox, vaccinia.
STDs...The Latest is...Head and Neck Cancer
The incidence of head and neck cancer is going down. The bad news is another type of head and neck cancer is on the rise and is related to a common STD...HPV the same virus implicated in cervical cancer. Could oral sex play a role?
The New York Times
A collection of articles about vaccination and immunization published in The New York Times.
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.
The Global Vaccine Institute...Uncensored information on how vaccines affect our children.
“Vaccination News, A Non-Profit Corporation, is published in order to provide a wide range of news and views on vaccinations and vaccination policy. By providing all sides of the vaccination controversy, it is believed the public/consumer will be best equipped to make reasoned decisions regarding vaccination use, decisions which will have profound implications for them and their family’s health.
Assists parents in the decision making process on immunisation, by providing you with what we consider to be balanced objective information. The question most parents would like answered is whether vaccinated children are healthier than unvaccinated children and despite the masive uptake of vaccination programmes no one is trying to find out.
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines.
". . . If the State can tag, track down and force citizens against their will to be injected with biologicals of unknown toxicity today, there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the State can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow."
Vaccine Resource Library
PATH's Vaccine Resource Library offers a wide variety of high-quality, scientifically accurate documents and links on vaccine-preventable diseases and topics in immunization.
Vaccine Safety Website
This site is dedicated to the promotion of safer immunization practices through the application of scientific principles to vaccine research.
You are about to find out what I never wanted to know about vaccines. I would love to be proven wrong about what I have discovered. So please, if you have information to the contrary, share it with me.
VaxGen, Inc. is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of biologic products for the prevention and treatment of human infectious disease.
Immunization, vaccines and biological.