Immunization is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your community from infectious diseases. IDSA focuses on immunization of children, adolescents, and adults, including health care workers.
CDC: Vaccination Resources for ParentsExternal Link
The CDC provides resources for parents on vaccinations.
AAP Immunization WebsiteExternal Link
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides education and resources on childhood immunization and related issues.
Vaccinate Your BabyExternal Link
A project of Every Child By Two, this site features news and information for parents on how best to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases.
CDC: Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with ParentsExternal Link
CDC, AAP, and AAFP created materials for providers to assess parents' needs, identify the role they want to play in making decisions for their child's health, and communicate in ways that meet their needs.
Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP)External Link
The ACIP advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on immunization and vaccines. The site includes general recommendations on immunization.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)External Link
This U.S. government site explains what the VICP is, how it was created, and how to file a claim.
Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)External Link
VAERS is a national vaccine safety surveillance program of the U.S. government. VAERS collects information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines. The site explains how to report an adverse event.
National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)External Link
A U.S. federal advisory body, NVAC recommends ways to achieve optimal prevention of human infectious diseases through vaccine development, and provides direction to prevent adverse reactions to vaccines.
National Vaccine PlanExternal Link
The National Vaccine Plan is the U.S. government's roadmap for a 21st century vaccine and immunization enterprise. It includes strategies for advancing vaccine research and development, financing, supply, distribution, safety, global cooperation, and informed decision-making among consumers and health care providers.
It's Not Too Late to Get the Flu Vaccine
Getting vaccinated against influenza each year is one of the best ways to stay healthy during the flu season, yet fewer than half of Americans do. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) supports efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to boost those numbers through National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 4-10.
Nation's Leading Infectious Diseases Experts Call For Mandatory Flu Vaccine For All Healthcare Personnel
Influenza vaccination of health care personnel is a professional and ethical responsibility and non-compliance should not be tolerated, according to a position paper released today by SHEA and endorsed by IDSA.
Make Adult Vaccinations as Widespread as Those for Children, Say Immunization AdvocatesExternal Link
William Schaffner, MD, chair of IDSA’s Immunization Work Group tells Medscape that the U.S. needs a national strategy to immunize adults against infectious diseases that would achieve the same success found in childhood immunization efforts.