Vaccine safety issues are in the
news these days, and media stories may lead parents to questions whether
vaccines cause diabetes, autism, multiple sclerosis, sudden infant
death syndrome (SIDS), or other diseases. At the web sites listed
below, you will find reliable material that will respond to parents'
concerns about vaccine safety.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Timely immunizations for parents. www.aap.org/immunization/pages
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC): Vaccine safety resources
are available for both parents and health care professionals. www.cdc.gov/vaccines
Immunization Action Coalition: Reliable sources of information about immunizations, including links to Web sites, phone numbers, and books.
Immunization Action Coalition:
This site includes a question and
answer section for vaccine preventable diseases, immunization
information for infants, children, and adults, a collection of
"Unprotected People" stories, and more.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting
System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance
program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).