This is a select list of experts that Immunize Oregon relies upon for guidance and resources. Each has earned acknowledgement from Immunize Oregon as a reliable and trustworthy source of information supprted by science and clinical evidence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on infectious diseases and chronic conditions. The CDC website provides resources related to healthy living, travelers’ health, emergency preparedness, data/statistics, and more to the public and health professional alike.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the first children’s hospital in the U.S. specializing in the treatment and research of pediatric health and wellness. CHOP’s website contains resources for specific diseases and disorders and a Vaccine Education Center that provides complete, reliable, and up-to-date vaccine information for parents and healthcare professionals.
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is a resource that has information related to immunizations for healthcare providers, the public, and vaccination coalitions. For the healthcare professional, there are handouts and staff materials, clinical tools such as templates or vaccine logs, Vaccine Information Statements, vaccine preventable disease information, and resources for talking to clients about vaccines. For the public the IAC has basic information on vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases. In addition, there is information on resources, recommended vaccines, personal testimonies, and informational videos specific to infant/child, preteen, teen, and adult age groups. Lastly, there is a section devoted entirely to talking about vaccines with others.
Moms Who Vax
Founded by two mothers who wanted to create a space to share information about vaccinations. Discussing societal immunization perspectives while allowing a truthful platform to protect their community’s children and their own. The blog contains writings from individuals who feel compelled to contribute their thoughts or information they feel others may find useful or encouraging. The blog and its owners are not affiliated with any organizations, pharmaceutical companies, or ad spaces.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services that provides information on a variety of medical and related sciences topics. Goals of the NIH are related to the improvement of human health through supporting discovery and research of human diseases, growth and development, environmental contaminants, mental and physical disorders, and the managing the collection and exchange of information. Health information and resources for the consumer such as links to Healthcare.gov, community resources, and personal health education are available from the NIH. Additionally, helpful health and medical topics include grants and funding, news and events, and research and training.
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases "The CDC Pinkbook"
The 13th Edition Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent. This reference is a compilation of all current CDC recommendations for US-licensed vaccines and is the go-to resource for immunization professionals.
Six appendices contain a wealth of reference materials including: vaccine minimum ages and intervals, current and discontinued vaccines, vaccine contents, foreign vaccine terms, and more.
Vaccinate Your Family (VYF)
Vaccinate Your Family (VYF), formerly known as Every Child By Two, is a national nonprofit organization committed to providing resources to reduce the impact of vaccine preventable diseases. Originally focusing on children under the age of two, VYF has expanded their mission to include every individual in need of protection from vaccine preventable diseases. Their website includes easy to understand information for the public on reasons to vaccinate, which vaccines are recommended for different age groups, questions and answers to vaccine safety and efficacy, disease outbreak information, and resources for healthcare professionals.
Within Reach: Immunization Action Coalition of Washington
Within Reach is a Washington State based resource center connecting Washington community members with resources to meet their health needs. This organization works to make sure that children are fed, developmental needs are met, and ensuring those that need health coverage have it. The Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, a program of Within Reach, works to improve the health of the community by minimizing the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease through the optimal use of immunizations across the lifespan.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information about health topics on an international scale, ranging from infectious diseases, to mental health, to living conditions of populations displaced by war and violence. With a goal of better health for everyone the world over, the WHO provides assistance to ensure people in need have healthy air, food and water, medicines and vaccines to prevent diseases. In addition, the WHO website offers information on health topics including key facts, signs and symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention, and how the WHO is responding to the global need. There is also region-specific information, current news topics, and information to be found on their website.