|For Adults : Other Diseases
- A website aimed at 100% Immunization for Seniors has been created by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. The primary goal of the 100% Immunization Campaign is to ensure that all older adults are immunized against influenza and pneumococcal disease, including residents of nursing facilities and assisted living environments.
- Anthrax Vaccine
Immunization Program (AVIP) is the official U.S. Department of Defense website. It
gives detailed information on anthrax and its possible use as a weapon; on the vaccine
itself; and on the history of the disease. There is also a detailed Q&A and a site
- Anthrax Vaccine is
explained in detail on a special page posted by a website known as United States Marine
Corps Stuff, an unofficial booster page. The vaccine is being administered to all United
States military service members between the ages of 18 and 65.
- Canada's flu vaccination site Blast the Flu (and in French, Méchante la Grippe) is provided by the National Influenza Immunization Campaign. It carries an especially valuable FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section in both sections.
- The Cancer Research
Institute (CRI) was founded in 1953 to foster the science of cancer immunology, which
is based on the premise that the body's immune system can be mobilized against cancer. The
Institute has been a sustaining force in cancer and immunology research for over 50 years.
- The City of Columbia, Mo.
maintains a website featuring its walk-in immunization service. Other health services are
- Healthy Living - Immunisation is a page from the website sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, Australia. It gives information on all diseases that should be prevented by vaccination.
- How To
Avoid The Flu is an article from the November 1994 FDA Consumer. Its advice,
including the use of vaccines as the main defense, is still relevant today.
- "Influenza, The Virus, the Disease, and How to Protect Yourself" is an elegant offering from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the National Coalition for Adult Immunization. Navigating within this website is quite easy.
- The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) is a partnership
between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Program for Appropriate
Technology in Health (PATH). The MVP's mission is to eliminate epidemic
meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa through the
development, testing, introduction, and widespread use of conjugate
meningococcal vaccines. Pages are offered in both French and English.
- Rotavirus vaccine
information is given in a brief
fact sheet on the website of the Bill and Melinda Gates
Children's Vaccine Program and also in a more
complete statement that discusses the rotavirus problem in
- Shots for Safety explains
the need for immunizations for older people, describing each "shot" that is
recommended. It comes from the Administration on
Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- The Swiss Influenza
Homepage provides updated information on the flu season in Switzerland as well as
general information about influenza and the ongoing surveillance program.
- Valley Fever Vaccine
Project of the Americas is dedicated to developing a vaccine against this disease,
which can cause coldlike symptoms in the majority of the people who contract it, and
meningitis, even death, in the few. A description
of the disease, with a map of the areas of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico
in which it is endemic, can be found on this website.