LINKS WITH A FOCUS ON ASHLAND, OREGON
- AshlandChild – Supporting the Immunization Conversation – This is a comprehensive site about childhood vaccinations, but with an added focus on the community of Ashland, Oregon. They say: “The Ashland Immunization Team was formed several years ago by a group of local doctors, public school employees, nurses, parents, local business members, Southern Oregon University researchers and public health workers. All these people were concerned and wanted to address the rising rates of unimmunized children through a variety of approaches. One of those approaches has been the creation of the Ashland Child website: a website that supports parents who are making the decision about immunizations.”…
COMPREHENSIVE IMMUNIZATION WEBSITES AND BLOGS
- Vaccines and Autism – A thorough review of the evidence – The Logic of Science blog. (This is not a “comprehensive” website on vaccines but it’s review of vaccine safety evidence for and against a vaccine-autism link is impressive.)
- For Parents: Vaccines for your Children – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Basics and Common Questions: Some Common Misconceptions about vaccination and how to respond to them – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- vaccine.gov – your best shot at good health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – “Mission: Vaccines.gov is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Vaccines.gov provides resources from federal agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan.”
- FDA – US Drug and Food Administation – Vaccines, Blood, and Biologics
- The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Provides “comprehensive and up-to-date information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent to parents and healthcare professionals.”
- “The National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) provides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public: everyone who needs to know the facts about vaccines and immunization.”
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Immunization website [Easy to navigate, this site is an excellent resource for families and healthcare providers, based on science-based sources.]
- “Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism” – [The Institute of Medicine 2004 consensus report]
- “Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality” – [The Institute of Medicine 2011 consensus report]
- VNN – Vaccinews.net – [Offers well-reasoned answers to “Top twenty questions about vaccines” and more.]
- The History of Vaccines – A project of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. This site includes a page “Top 20 Questions about Vaccinations” that honestly and clearly addresses many fears about vaccines.
- The Institute for Vaccine Safety, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “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.”
- Immunization Action Coalition (immunize.org); and Immunization Saves Lives (vaccineinformation.org); credible information sponsored by the coalition.
- Every Child by Two (ECBT) – “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.”
- PKids – Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases – “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…”
- Shot of Prevention – “A community blog where individuals, parents, medical professionals and others can gather to discuss questions and current events regarding immunizations.”
- Just the Vax – [Science-Based Vaccine Information blog by “Catherina and Science Mom”]
- Vaccinetimes.com -[ a mom’s comprehens(ive vaccination blog site.]
- ShotbyShot.org – “Stories of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” [videos of parents whose children suffered, were disabled, or died from vaccine preventable diseases].
- Sciencebasedmedicine blog – vaccine articles. [A number of medical professionals provide their reactions to and science-based analyses of anti-vaccination assertions and those making them.]
- The Skeptical Raptor – Blog, includes a section listing “popular topics about vaccines. Just click on a link, and the science-based vaccine search engine will return results from peer-reviewed websites and blogs.”
- Immunizeforgood.com – “a joint project of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Vaccine Advisory Committee of Colorado (VACC).” [Although aimed at Colorado parents, this is user-friendly site with very good information for all regions.]
- SeattleMamaDoc blog, part of the Seattle Children’s Hospital website. A Blog by Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson. “This blog caters to one principle I’ve learned along the way: parents just want to do what is right. The desperate love we have for our children can shock us into good and sometimes bad decisions.”… [A compassionate, personalized approach by a doctor answering parents’ concerns about vaccines (among many other health decisions); the doctor offers a comments section too.]
Moms Who Vax blog – “We believe in using science honestly, telling the truth, living by the social contract, and protecting our kids and yours.” [Comments are disabled, with explanation given.]
- Voices for Vaccine – Parents Speaking Up for Immunization – “We are parents. We are grandparents. We are aunts, uncles, godmothers and godfathers, nurses and doctors. We are anyone who wants to protect children.”
- MOMmunizations blog, sponsored by The Immunization Partnership (Texas).
AUTISM ORGANIZATIONS THAT DON’T BELIEVE IMMUNIZATIONS CAUSE AUTISM and AREN’T MARKETING DUBIOUS AUTISM TREATMENTS:
- Autism Science Foundation
- ASAT – Association for Science in Autism Treatment
- LBRB – Left Brain Right Brain