Vaccine Safety Links

Reasons for vaccine refusal and delay, from 2009 National Immunization Survey data.

“Parental Delay or Refusal of Vaccine Doses, Childhood Vaccination Coverage at 24 Months of Age, and the Health Belief Model” by Smith et all 2011

Joint letter to President Trump from 350 organizations supporting vaccines’ safety. Washington Post Article

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make recommendations for vaccine use. This article lists those studies and provides links to the publications to allow parents—and all those who administer or recommend vaccines—to read the evidence for themselves American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccine Safety American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccine Studies

Talking to parents about vaccinations:

“Making the CASE for Vaccines: A new model for talking to parents about vaccines” by Alison Singer and the Autism Science Foundation, with special emphasis on vaccines and autism.

“Story and science: How providers and parents can utilize storytelling to combat anti-vaccine misinformation” by Shelby and Ernst 2013.

Social networks influence vaccination decisions: “The Impact of Social Networks on Parents’ Vaccination Decisions” by Brunson 2013 click here for the report

Risks of not vaccinating: “Association Between Undervaccination With Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccine and Risk of Pertussis Infection in Children 3 to 36 Months of Age” by Glanz et al 2013.

Vaccines and autism resources:

AAP “Examine the Evidence” document reviewing the studies finding no association between vaccines and autism.

Aluminum resources:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Vaccine Education Center handout on aluminum.

“Updated aluminum pharmacokinetics following infant exposures through diet and vaccination.” by Mitkus et al 2011, USFDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

“Too Many Too Soon” resources:

Study looking at delayed and reduced immunizations and long term development: “On-time Vaccine Receipt in the First Year Does Not Adversely Affect Neuropsychological Outcomes” by Smith et al 2010

Dr. Offit: “Addressing Parents’ Concerns: Do Multiple Vaccines Overwhelm or Weaken the Infant’s Immune System?”

“The Problem With Dr Bob’s Alternative Vaccine Schedule”

HPV vaccine resources:

Reasons for refusal based on National Immunization Survey data: “Reasons for Not Vaccinating Adolescents: National Immunization Survey of Teens, 2008–2010” by Darden et al 2013. click here for the report

“Information is Beautiful” graphical depiction of HPV vaccine safety: Meta-analyses of clinical trials: Block et al 2010

Lu et al 2011

Postlicensure safety monitoring: MMWR: click here for information

Postlicensure safety surveillance for quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine” by Slade et al 2009

Vaccine Safety Datalink study: ““Monitoring the safety of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine: findings from the Vaccine Safety Datalink” by Gee et al 2011 click here for info

Immunization Information


Immunization Action Coaltion

American Academy of Pediatrics

Iowa Immunization Coalition

Iowa Department of Public Health

World Health Organization

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

National Association of Counties and Cities

The Unnecessary Cost of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Op-Ed: Making Vaccine-Preventable Diseases History

NACCHO Statement: Protecting the Public’s Health: The Power of Vaccination

2017-2018 Iowa Immunization Requirements

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2017-2018 New Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement for School

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Routine Vaccination Information

Non-Routine Vaccination Information