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Vaccines

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Anthrax Combination Vaccines Hepatitis A Vaccine Hepatitis B Vaccine Pertussis Vaccine
Child Immunizations Diphtheria Vaccine Influenza Vaccine Meningococcus Vaccine Polio Vaccine
Rabies Tetanus Vaccine Types of Vaccines Vaccinations and Immunizations Vaccinations for Travelers
Vaccines and Vaccinology Yellow Fever Vaccine Influenza    
         

 

Anthrax

Am. Family Physician - Anthrax Vaccine: Review of Data
Offers clinical data regarding the safety of the vaccine and its importance to the US military.

Science News - Assembling an Antidote to Anthrax
Brief article reports on current research to engineer molecules that can fight the Anthrax bacterium.

VirtualFlightSurgeons - Anthrax Vaccine: Facts. vs. Fiction
Federal Aviation Administration's summary of arguments for and against the use of the vaccine includes a comprehensive collection of references and links.

Combination Vaccines

AAP - Combination Vaccines for Childhood Immunization
Review the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on the use of combination vaccines for children.

CDC - Notice of FDA Approval for TriHIBit
Details the indications, safety, and efficacy of this vaccine that combines DTaP and Hib for use in toddlers.

CDC - Notice of FDA Approval for Twinrix
Read about the combined vaccine for Hepatitis A and B vaccine. Details the vaccine's indications, usage, and safety.

CDC - Notice of FDA Approval of Comvax
Learn about this combined vaccine for children with Hib and Hepatitis B.

GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines - Twinrix Questions and Answers
Learn about the benefits of this combined vaccine for hepatitis A and B. Includes a dosing schedule and contraindications.

Hepatitis A

1UpHealth - Hepatitis A Vaccination
Read about the dosage and schedules for the hepatitis A vaccine, administered for prevention of the disease. Candidates include children and other high risk populations.

AAP - Prevention of Hepatitis A Infections
Browse the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on the prevention of hepatitis A in children by using its vaccine and immune globulin.

Hepatitis A - HepNet
Article discusses the results of a study that indicate that the vaccine curtails outbreaks of the disease.

Immunization Action Coalition - Hepatitis A Information
Browse journal articles about the hepatitis A vaccine and review recommendations, state laws, case histories, and other resources.

JAMA - Control of Hepatitis A Through Routine Vaccination of Kids
Review an article from the Journal of the American Medical Association that advocates routine immunization of children at high risk with the hepatitis A vaccine.

MEDLINEplus - Hepatitis A
Provides facts about the Hepatitis A inactivated vaccine. Important for those traveling to particular countries.

National Coalition for Adult Immunization - Hepatitis A
Provides a quick survey of the contagious liver infection and the vaccine that protects against it.

World Traveler, The - GlaxoSmithKline
Resource provides health information for international travelers. Check on clinic locations, health risks for a particular county, and the viruses, Hepatitus A and B.

 

Hepatitis B

1UpHealth - Hepatitis B Vaccination
Administering the hepatitis B vaccine ensures protection against the disease. Elaborates on the dosage, schedules, and candidates for the hepatitis B vaccination.

American Medical Association - Hepatitis B
Comprehensive resource on the vaccine. Includes links to hepatitis organizations and related articles.

CDC - Hepatitis B
Frequently asked questions about the vaccine. Find out who should get vaccinated, the safety of the vaccine, and side effects.

Healthfacts - Adverse Events for Hepatitis B Vaccine
Evaluation of results from a National Vaccine Information Center analysis into the the benefits and risks to children injected. From Feb. 1999.

Hepatitis B - BabyCenter
Fact sheet for parents with questions about the Hepatitis B vaccine. Pertains to babies 0-12 months old.

Hepatitis B - MEDLINEplus
Get details on who should receive the vaccine, what to know before getting it, and possible unwanted effects.

Hepatitis B - Mothering
Article discusses concerns over the safety of the vaccine. Read about a May, 1999 congressional hearing and subsequent actions.

Hepatitis B - National Coalition for Adult Immunization
Scan facts about the "silent disease" and learn how to prevent it. Gives a comprehensive list of who should get vaccinated.

Immunization Action Coalition - Hepatitis B
Read journal articles about the hepatitis B vaccine. With details on state laws, recommendations, photos of kids with hepatitis, and other resources.

World Traveler, The - GlaxoSmithKline
Resource provides health information for international travelers. Check on clinic locations, health risks for a particular county, and the viruses, Hepatitis A and B.

Pertussis

Pertussis - American Academy of Pediatrics
Article states that there is no causal relationship between the pertussis vaccine and damage to the central nervous system.

Pertussis - CDC
Comment on the safety and efficacy of the acellular pertussis vaccine with respect to the whole-cell pertussis vaccine

Pertussis - Doctor's Guide
Article reports on the results of a Swedish study that indicate the incidence of whooping cough vastly decreases with use of the vaccine.

Pertussis - NICHD
Learn about the acellular pertussis vaccine approved by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

 

Influenza Vaccine

About - Flu Shots for Children
Learn facts about the influenza vaccine, such as who needs a flu shot, the effectiveness of the vaccine, and contraindications to getting vaccinated.

Am. Fam. Physician - Flu Vaccine & Health Care Workers (article)
Study found that influenza vaccinations reduced respiratory infections in doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

Am. Fam. Physician - Influenza Shots (article)
Center for Disease Control announces its recommendations for influenza vaccinations.

American Family Physician - Influenza Immunization (article)
Article pertaining to elderly care and treatment discusses flu vaccinations in long-term care facilities.

American Family Physician - Influenza Vaccine (article)
Learn what groups of people should get flu vaccinations every year and explore the vaccine's safety and effectiveness.

American Family Physician - Influenza Vaccine (article)
Presents a case study about adult immunization and the influenza vaccine.

CDC - Prevention and Control of Influenza
Makes recommendations for using the influenza vaccine and antiviral drugs to prevent flu infections during the 2002-2003 flu season.

Flu Busters
National health care company offers on-site flu shot services to employers. Helps reduce employee absenteeism and helps save on sick-day related costs.%A

Immunization Action Coalition - Influenza Information
Details of the flu vaccine, including recommendations, state laws, photos of how influenza spreads, and other resources.

Influenza - American Academy of Family Physicians
AAFP recommends lowering the age of routine vaccinations from 65 to 50 years due to the rise in mortality rates from influenza at mid-life.

 

Diphtheria

BMJ - Response To Diphtheria Booster Vaccination
Features a study in the 'Find Articles' archive looking at the effectiveness provided by a diphtheria booster shot. Includes statistics.

 

Diphtheria - CNN
The Food and Drug Administration recalls one batch of diphtheria vaccine found to be too weak, though the risk to children in reportedly low.

 

Diphtheria - MEDLINEplus
Consult a description of the diphtheria vaccine. Provides summaries of precautions, dosages and side effects.

 

Diphtheria - National Coalition for Adult Immunization
Learn who should get vaccinated and how to maintain immunity against the bacterial disease.

 

Diptheria - Combination Vaccine Filing
Read an article, from the August 1999 Pharmaceutical Executive, about Smith Kline Beecham's filing with the FDA for a combination vaccine.

 

Immunization Action Coalition - Diphtheria Information
Learn about the diphtheria vaccine, including recommendations, state laws, case histories, photos, and other resources.