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1.9 What are some sources of further information about vaccinations?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

1.9 What are some sources of further information about vaccinations?

I don't have any addresses for information outside the US (except for
the WHO book on travel vaccinations); if people contribute them I'll
add them.

Information on vaccinations is available from: The Academy of
Pediatrics, Committee on Infectious Diseases, Evanston, Illinois
60204; Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; Council on
Environmental Health, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois
60610. The CDC also has a Voice/Fax Information Service. To access the
CDC Voice Information System, telephone (404) 332-4555; to access the
CDC Fax Information System, telephone (404) 332-4565. Their Web site
is http://www.aap.org.

Not specific to vaccinations, but useful in general for the effects of
drugs, illnesses, etc., during pregnancy is the UCSD Teratogen
Registry (1-800-532-3749). Another general source of information on
illnesses is the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, 4733
Bethesda Ave., Suite 750, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (USA).

Critics of routine vaccination have set up their own information
center; it is called the National Center for Information on
Vaccination and is based in Virginia. Their telephone number is
1-800-909-SHOT (for orders only) or 703-938-DPT3 and their address is
512 W. Maple Ave. #206, Vienna VA 22180. Their web site can be found
at http://www.909shot.com/default.htm.

Information on travel vaccinations is available from _Health
Information for International Travel_, published annually by the
Centers for Disease Control, and available from: Superintendent of
Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. This
publication also has a lot of other information on health-related
travel issues, and some information on the regular childhood
vaccinations as well (it also includes a table, for all vaccinations,
of which are contraindicated during pregnancy). It is also available
in some public libraries. The CDC informs all state and many city and
county health departments twice monthly about changing risks and
requirements. Another source is _INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND HEALTH:
Vaccination Requirements and Health Advice_, copies of which may be
ordered from WHO Distribution and Sales, CH-1211, Geneva 27, telephone
(41 22) 791 2476; fax (41 22) 788 0401. (More sources of information
about travel vaccinations can be found in the section of this FAQ
which covers them.)

The reference section of this FAQ lists the sources I used in putting
together the FAQ. Some of the ones I used most heavily include
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, The Merck Manual, _Taking
Care of Your Child: A Parents' Guide to Medical Care_, by Pantell,
Fries, and Vickery, The Physician's Desk Reference, The American
Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information, and _The Wellness
Encyclopedia_ From the editors of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter,
and, more recently, http://www.medscape.com. Here is a list of other
people's suggestions (to which people are welcome to add):


Suggested by Heather Madrone:

Robert Mendelsohn _How to Raise a Healthy Child_ George Wootan _Take
Charge of Your Child's Health_

Suggested by Roger Barr:

recommend books by Harris Coulter among others: Shot in the Dark
(about DPT vaccinations) and another about violence in society due to
neurological damage caused by vaccinations (autoimmune responses
leading to meningitis)

Suggested by John:

http://www.whale.to/vaccines.html

 

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