|Organizations : General
- The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute is a non-profit public foundation dedicated to continuing the work of Dr. Albert Sabin, who envisioned the enormous potential of vaccines to prevent deadly diseases. The Sabin Vaccine Institute promotes rapid scientific advances in vaccine development, delivery and distribution worldwide through education, research and advocacy.
- BioMedNet is "The
World Wide Club for the Biological and Medical Community." Membership is free. It
offers a full text library, a Medline service with expert annotations, a job exchange, and
the award-winning biological science news magazine, HMS Beagle.
- Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) is a U.S. government agency involved in all aspects of disease
control and prevention, including outbreak alerts, guidelines, etc. The CDC's publications
are highlighted in several sections of The Vaccine Page.
Disease Surveillance Centre was established in 1977 to undertake national surveillance
of communicable disease and to provide epidemiological assistance and coordination in the
investigation and control of infection in England and in Wales.
- Meningitis Research
Foundation, headquartered in Bristol, England, supports research and education about
this inflammation of the tissues which cover the brain and spinal cord.
Immunization Program (NIP) is a part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). As a disease-prevention program, NIP provides leadership for the
planning, coordination and conduct of immunization activities nationwide.
- National Institute for
Biological Standards and Control (Great Britain) is a multi-disciplinary scientific
establishment whose purpose is to safeguard and enhance public health by standardizing and
controlling biological substances used in medicine. It is a WHO
international laboratory for biological standards.
Institute in Paris. Founded in 1877 by Louis Pasteur, this institute has been in the
forefront of the fight against infectious disease for over a century.
- Statens Serum Institut,
an enterprise of the government of Denmark, contributes to preventing and controlling
disease in that country and internationally. Among its functions is the development and
manufacture of vaccines, including a combined vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus,
pertussis and polio now in use in the Danish childhood vaccination program. The website
has particularly attractive graphics and loads quickly.
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.