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Vaccine Safety

The information on these links will address, among other things, the common concerns parents and providers have about such things as:

  • vaccine additives;

  • relationship of vaccines to such conditions as autism, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS);

  • multiple injections; and

  • common misconceptions about vaccinations.

Vaccine Safety

Breaking news and featured items on current vaccine safety issues.

Vaccine Safety and Adverse Events

CDC's National Immunization Program offers information on the basics of vaccine safety, as well as clinical information, common concerns, and related issues of interest.

Vaccine Safety: What You Need to Know

An overview of vaccine safety from the CDC's Immunization Safety Office.

Institute for Vaccine Safety

Recent literature and articles on vaccine issues.

The Anti-Vaccination Movement

Three article describing much of the data that shows no connection between vaccines and autism, and the continued efforts of the anti-vaccine movement in spite of this information.

National Network for Immunization Information (NNII)

Information for parents and health professionals on immunization science and immunization issues.

Thimerosal Information

Numerous journal articles gathered by the Immunization Action Coalition addressing the issue of thimerosal in vaccines.

Healthy Children.org from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Vaccine Safety, Chapter 4 of CDC's Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.

Vaccine Safety, Cause or Coincidence?

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Reports