|For Practitioners : Alerts
Communicable Disease Report is the official update on infectious diseases in that
country, similar in purpose and realization to the American Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
- Doctor's Guide
To Medical News is a quick way for practitioners to keep up with news items, medical
and otherwise. (But quick becomes slow when you download the page with images, due to some
attractive graphics plus advertising with animation.) The page is produced by PSL
Consulting Group in Montreal.
- Eurosurveillance Weekly
is funded by the European Commission (EC)
to assess the feasibility of providing a weekly bulletin of infectious disease alerts. It
is viewed as a necessary feature of the infrastructure for collaboration envisaged in the
draft European Charter for communicable disease surveillance and prevention.
- Immunization Action
Coalition is a nonprofit coalition that works to boost immunization rates. The
Coalition promotes immunization of all children and adults against all vaccine-preventable
diseases. Its publications include NEEDLE TIPS and the Hepatitis B Coalition
News, which circulate to 175,000 primary health care providers, and VACCINATE
ADULTS!, mailed to 80,000 adult medicine specialists. The Immunization Action
Coalition is a member of the Allied
Institute For Vaccine Safety (IVS) at Johns Hopkins University draws on all the
resources of that institution to provide a forum for the rational discussion of vaccine
safety issues, based on IVS' own research. Newly-produced, the website is in a formative
stage (as is the Institute), but already promises to be of extreme value to parents, other
adults, practitioners, researchers and the responsible media.
- Prevention Guidelines
Database is a comprehensive compendium of all of the official guidelines and
recommendations published by the CDC for the prevention of diseases, injuries, and
disabilities. It was developed to allow public health practitioners and others to quickly
access the full set of CDC's guidelines from a single point, regardless of where they were
Damage is a page from the Benefits Agency of the
Department of Social Security in the United Kingdom.
It explains the benefits available to persons who have become
80% or more disabled as a result of a vaccination carried out
in the UK (and the Isle of Man) against a number of diseases.
Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a U.S. no-fault alternative to the tort system
for resolving claims resulting from adverse reactions to mandated childhood vaccines.
Safety Forum is a report of two forums on vaccine safety issues, one held in 1995, the
other in 1996. The report was reviewed by a group other than the authors, according to
procedures approved by a Report Review Committee of members of the National Academy of
Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. For those
interested in vaccine safety, the report remains relevant today.