Network News – December 31, 2013
- Information about the January 7 webinar on the anti-vaccine movement
- Print and electronic resources for communicating the value and safety of vaccines to parents and patients
Information about the January 7 webinar on the anti-vaccine movement
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) invites you to participate in a 1-hour conference call for immunization coalition leaders, members, and anyone interested in the work of immunization coalitions on Tuesday, January 7, at noon ET (11:00 a.m. CT). All are welcome. Agenda items include:
- Anna Kirkland, JD, PhD, associate professor, University of Michigan Department of Women's Studies, will present "Assessing Anti-Vaccine Political Action, 1998–2012." This presentation will cover new research (under review but not published) covering every bill introduced in the 50 state legislatures from 1998–2012 that had to do with expanding or contracting childhood vaccine mandates or requiring ingredient listing or mercury bans. Dr. Kirkland will also suggest pathways for policy success from a pro-immunization perspective.
- Karen Ernst and Ashley Shelby, leaders of the Voices for Vaccines (VFV) advocacy group, will provide an update on VFV's mission and goals and recent developments and activities. VFV is a parent-driven organization supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials that provides parents clear, science-based information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease, as well as an opportunity to join the national discussion about the importance of on-time vaccination.
- Announcements from partners
You will receive an email later this week with information about how to register for this webinar with ReadyTalk.
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Print and electronic resources for communicating the value and safety of vaccines to parents and patients
As part of the January 7 webinar, IAC asked immunization coalitions and other partners to share resources that would help healthcare professionals communicate with vaccine-hesitant parents and patients. We have compiled a great selection below. Some of these are targeted toward providers, while others are handouts to share with parents and patients. If you have additional resources related to vaccine efficacy and safety that you would like to share, please email IAC's Teresa Anderson at email@example.com.
From CDC in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants
- If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities
- Understanding MMR Vaccine Safety
- Understanding How Vaccines Work
- Understanding the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
- Ensuring the Safety of Vaccines in the United States
- Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety
- The Childhood Immunization Schedule
- The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
CDC, AAP, and AAFP have also developed a suite of materials titled Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them. These handouts come in basic and in-depth versions. Access the suite for parents of infants and young children and the suite for parents of children age 7–18 years. This collection is available in both English and Spanish.
From the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
- Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots by Dr. Ari Brown
- Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism
- MMR vaccine does not cause autism. Examine the evidence!
- Need help responding to vaccine-hesitant parents?
- Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk. Examine the evidence for yourself.
- Decision to Not Vaccinate My Child
- Sample Vaccine Policy Statement
- Vaccines Work!
- What if you don't immunize your child?
- A Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (slide set)
- Quick Answers to Tough Questions (slide set)
IAC has also developed 20 easy-to-read handouts about each routine vaccine for children, teens, and adults that stress the seriousness of the diseases and the importance of vaccination. These short summary handouts are available in both English and Spanish.
Access all of IAC's parent handouts at www.immunize.org/handouts/discussing-vaccines-parents.asp.
From the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- The Facts about Childhood Vaccines Spanish version
- Aluminum in Vaccines Spanish version
- Thimerosal: What you should know Spanish version
- Too Many Vaccines: What you should know Spanish version
- Vaccine Ingredients: What you should know Spanish version
- Vaccines and Autism: What you should know Spanish version
- Vaccines and Your Baby Spanish version
- Vaccine Safety and Your Child Spanish version
From the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Facts for Parents About Autism and Vaccine Safety
- The Childhood Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?
- Adhering to vaccine schedule is best way to protect children from disease
- Frequently Asked Questions: Vaccine Safety
- Frequently Asked Questions: Why Do We Still Need Vaccines?
- Frequently Asked Questions: Evaluating Internet Information
- Questions and Answers about Vaccine Ingredients
- Vaccine Safety: Examine the Evidence
From Immunize Canada
From the California Immunization Coalition
- Answering Vaccine Questions at Community Parent Forums: A How‐To Guide
- Alternative Vaccine Schedules: Helping Parents Separate Fact From Fear
- Talking with Parents About Vaccine Safety
- Vaccine Safety: 10 Facts for Parents
From the Arizona Partnership for Immunization
From the Autism Science Foundation
From Immunization for San Diego Kids
- Vaccines for your Child: Separating Fact from Fear
- It's Time to Think about Immunizations (for pregnant women)
WEBSITES FOR PARENTS AND PATIENTS
www.vaccineinformation.org (Immunization Action Coalition)
www.vaccine.chop.edu (Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
www.ecbt.org (Every Child By Two)
www.vaccinateyourbaby.org (Every Child By Two)
www.voicesforvaccines.org (Voices for Vaccines)
www2.aap.org/immunization/families/families.html (American Academy of Pediatrics)
www.immunizationinfo.org (National Network for Immunization Information)
www.pkids.org (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases [PKIDS])
BLOGS FOR PARENTS
http://momswhovax.blogspot.com (Moms Who Vax)
http://shotofprevention.com (Every Child By Two)
http://parentswhoprotect.com (National Meningitis Association)
BOOKS for parents, patients, members of the public, and the media
You are free to download these resources and use them as presented. The CDC and IAC handouts are in the public domain and can be adapted to better suit your needs as long as credit is given to the source. For information about adapting a piece from another organization, please email IAC at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with the correct person.
This list is not exhaustive! Please email any other related resources to Teresa Anderson at email@example.com so everyone can reap the rewards of your hard work.
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