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Vaccination Resources

The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition 2013

Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing

The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These recommendations are developed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
View or download the The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition 2013

The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers

Australian Academy of Science
This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.
To download this booklet, please visit Australian Academy of Science - Immunisation webpage.

Immunisation Myths And Realities

Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing
Publication examining some arguments against immunisation to assist practitioners and parents in making an informed choice about the benefits and risks of vaccination.
Download the Immunisation Myths and Realities: responding to arguments against immunisation 5th edition

Immunise Australia Program

Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing
The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.
This website includes:
  • National Immunisation Program Schedule
  • Publications & Resources
  • Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Useful Links
Visit the Immunise Australia Program

Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

A collaboration between The Royal Children's Hospital Immunisation Service and partners.
A new web-based initiative, providing up-to-date immunisation information for healthcare professionals, patients and the public.
Website: Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Myths and Realities

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
This presentation responds to arguments against immunisation. An excellent resource for parents and healthcare providers.
It may be viewed at Myths and Realities

Chain of Protection

Professor Robert Booy from the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and The University of Sydney
This resource provides information on vaccination including factsheets, videos, useful links, the immunisation register and the immunisation schedule.
Please visit Chain of Protection

Vaccines and immunisation

NSP MedicineWise
An informative resource on vaccines and immunisation, including what is vaccination, vaccines A-Z, and side effects and safety.
Please visit NPS MedicineWise - Vaccines and immunisation


Australian Government
Visit the Health & Safety topic Immunisation

Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters

A group of local people interested in increasing the immunisation rates in their community. The Northern Rivers region in New South Wales has the lowest immunisation rates in Australia.
Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters

Immunisation - NHS

The most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.
Visit the UK NHS Immunisation Information

Other Sites

Misconceptions about Immunization
Vaccinate Your Baby
The Truth About The Evils Of Vaccination
Vaccinate Your Baby


What Every Parent Should Know About Vaccines by Paul A. Offit, M.D. and Louis M. Bell, M.D.
ISBN: 0-02-862009-7

Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure by Paul A. Offit, M.D.
ISBN: 978-0231146371

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin.
ISBN: 978-1439158647

Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction by Paul A. Offit, M.D. and Charlotte A. Moser
ISBN: 978-0231153072

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit, M.D.
ISBN: 978-0465021499


9 Vaccination Myths Busted. With Science! by Dr Rachael Dunlop.
This article is fabulous. I highly recommend you read through the 1300+ comments it generated for the wealth of information and insight contained in the comments.

Evidence in Medicine: Correlation and Causation by Steven Novella

Vaccines & Autism A Deadly Manufactroversy by Harriett Hall, MD.

The worst scientific idea of the decade: vaccines cause autism by Steven Salzberg

"There must be a reason", or how we support our own false beliefs by David Gorski

Vaccines and the Media: No Room for Balance by John Snyder

A Population-Based Study of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination and Autism by Kreesten Meldgaard Madsen, M.D., Anders Hviid, M.Sc., Mogens Vestergaard, M.D., Diana Schendel, Ph.D., Jan Wohlfahrt, M.Sc., Poul Thorsen, M.D., Jørn Olsen, M.D., and Mads Melbye, M.D.

Why People Believe Invisible Agents Control the World by Michael Shermer

sup by Karla McLaren

Swine Flu Vaccine Fearmongering by Harriet Hall, MD.

9 Reasons to Completely Ignore Joseph Mercola by Joseph Albietz

A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine-Autism Wars by Liza Gross

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