Sites of interest to be added to regularly
This page has all sorts of resources. Blogs I like, vaccine supporters' websites, vaccine critics websites, links to medical research websites, medical dictionaries etc - all the sorts of places you would need to help become more educated about what vaccines there are, why they are promoted, and why people disagree. Vaccination in New Zealand is a choice, and in order to make a choice, you have to know all the information.
International Sites run by Vaccine supporters and promoters:
New Zealand Public Health Surveillance: http://www.surv.esr.cri.nz/surveillance/surveillance.php
(This is the website you should become most conversant with. Keep up with the various surveillance reports if you want to know what laboratories are reporting in terms of disease rates)
Ministry of Health: http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/immunisation-about
2008 National Immunisation Schedule and book: http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/pagesmh/7723/$File/41466_NatImmSched_Web.pdf
This page is the core page, and can lead you to other links: http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/immunisation-schedule-html
This is the 2008 health provider handbook: http://www.esr.cri.nz/SiteCollectionDocuments/ESR/PDF/CommunicableDisease/2008-national-immunisation-booklet-08.pdf
New Zealand Immunisation Handbook: http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/immunisation-handbook-2011
Lists of ther MOH publications relating to vaccination: http://www.moh.govt.nz/immunisation This page is the MOH e-learning resources for various medical groups. You can't have a look, since you have to log in! http://learnonline.health.nz/course/category.php?id=6 I think it's pretty telling that the general public aren't "able" to have a look - or at the very least, the website makes no mention of that, other than some courses might enable "guest" access. Pathetic.
New Zealand Family Doctor: www.familydoctor.co.nz/
Dr Nikki Turner: http://www.immune.org.nz/
Dr Glenn Buchan: http://osms.otago.ac.nz/immunet/index.htm
New Zealand vaccine reaction reporting:
If you or your child has a reaction, DO NOT rely on your doctor, nurse or anyone else to report your reaction.
Go to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring and download the vaccine reaction form. Do not JUST supply the form alone. Put together a detailed email or word document, and tell them everything that happened.
Set your email programme to deliver a receipt when the CARM website receives it, and another when the email is opened.
Ask for acknowledgement of the documents, as well as the CARM number for your case. If more than one reaction is reported (one after each of three injections) there should be three separate numbers allocated.
United States of America: (a lot of these sites are run by the same people):
Manufacturers vaccine inserts: http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm
Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
USA immunization handbook: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pink-appendx.htm
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: http://vaers.hhs.gov/index
Advisory Committee on Immunization practice Minutes: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/ACIP/minutes.htm (Very important reading. You can bet whatever is spouted in those minutes, will become mantra here, money allowing)
ACIP recommendations: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/ACIP-list.htm Same comment as above.
The CDC links site will take you to many more: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/about/related-sites.htm
Vaccine Education Centre (Dr Paul Offit’s playpen) http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/division/generic.jsp?id=75693 most of the sites he mentions on this page, he contributes to.
American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.aap.org/
Immunization Action Coalition: http://www.immunize.org/
The Vaccine Page: http://www.vaccines.org
Johns Hopkins University, (vaccine safety) www.vaccinesafety.edu
Communicable Disease Australia: http://www9.health.gov.au/cda/Source/CDA-index.cfm this is where you can look up any disease and work out exactly what laboratories in Australia are reporting.
Information in infections. http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Infectious_Diseases
Publications on issues affecting public health: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/nphp/publications/a_z.htm
Australian Immunisation Handbook: http://immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook-home
NHS UK Government immunization programme: http://www.immunisation.nhs.uk/ Professional site more useful than parent site: http://www.immunisation.nhs.uk/Professional_Information
World Health Organisation: http://www.who.int/topics/immunization/en/
This is where you can find key letters by the American Academy of Pediatrics to be given to parents who chose not to vaccinate. Note their term “Refusal to Vaccinate.” http://www.cispimmunize.org/pro/pro_main.html?
Amazing how choice becomes a mockery: http://www.cispimmunize.org/pro/ParentalRefusaltoVaccinate.html
The old 2002 letter, which no longer appears on the AAP website, can still be found here: http://www.epractis.com/Forms/RefusalToVaccinate.pdf If it disappears, I will put it on Beyond Conformity, as I have a pdf copy of it, as well as a more recent mofication, which resulted in so many protests that it was removed from AAP’s website, but it’s important to know about this sort of tactice, since it’s likely to become more commonplace.
(July 2010 - It disappeared, as predicted)
Beyond conformity AAP letter/policy archive:
There will come a point where New Zealand goes this way, at which time I will update this section.
International websites run by vaccine critics.
This list is not complete. You can find more information by checking links on websites below:
New Zealand: Immunization Awareness Society www.ias.org.nz (Under construction)
IAS links page, which includes vaccine datasheets http://www.ias.org.nz/vaccine-information/vaccine-resources/
New Zealand Health Freedom website http://healthfreedom.co.nz/vaccines.html
Bronwyn Hancock: http://www.vaccination.inoz.com/
Ian Sinclair: http://www.vaccinationdebate.com/
Europe - general: European Forum on Vaccine Vigilance http://users.telenet.be/vaccine.damage.prevention/englishhomepage
Europe - specific:
Finland: Immunisation Awareness Society, website:
Contact: Marja Tuomela: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Jyrki Kuoppala email@example.com
France: Website: http://users.pandora.be/vaccine.damage.prevention/frenchhomepage
Francoise Joet: www.alis.asso.fr
Jean-Marie Mora www.ctanet.fr/vaccination-information
Colette Leick-Welter PhD Collette.firstname.lastname@example.org
(Hans Tolzin) http://www.impfkritik.de/
Stefan Lanka Ph.D.
70176 Stuttgart, Germany
Telefon - 0711 2220601
Fax - 0711 2220600
Mobil Fon - 0171 3281070
German discussion forums -
Greece: Marianne et Christian Darlagiannis email@example.com
Hungary: Johannes Brunen Johann.firstname.lastname@example.org
Israel: Dr Chaim Rosenthal email@example.com
Hasson Organization — information about vaccines (Israel) http://www.hisunim.com/
Italy:Walter Pansini www.comilva.org
Simone and Tomas Federspiel www.condav.it
Giorgio Tremante (Association of vaccine victims) firstname.lastname@example.org
Luxembourg: AEGIS Luxembourg email@example.com
Netherlands: http://www.nvkp.nl/ and www.vaccinatieschade.nl
Norway: Anette Neumann-Tingulstad: firstname.lastname@example.org
Slovenia: Borut Mesko: Borut.email@example.com
Spain: Dr Xavier Uriarte: http://www.vacunacionlibre.org/
Sweden: Maria Carlshamre firstname.lastname@example.org
Switzerland: AEGIS Suisse www.Aegis.ch
Groupe médical de Réflexion sur les Vaccins: www.infovaccin.ch
Association STELIOR www.stelior.org
A group of 800 Swiss doctors are hosting this site.
Dr. Steffen Rabe's site.
United Kingdom: Magda Taylor: http://www.theinformedparent.co.uk/
Sheri Nakken: http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/vaccine.htm
United States of America:
Jeffrey John Aufderheide http://vactruth.com Sandy Gottstein www.vaccinationnews.com
National Vaccine Information Center: www.nvic.org
Cindy and Dina: http://users.adelphia.net/~cdc/
Gary Krasner: http://goodlight.net/nyvic/
Dawn Richardson: http://vaccineinfo.net/
Vaccination Information and Liberation South Florida Chapter: www.vacinfo.org
The Echo Foundation http://www.theechofoundation.com/vaccines.htm
Dr Ted Koren: http://www.korenpublications.com/kp/category/vaccine-information
Vaccine Injury information: http://vaccine-injury.info/
Andreas Bachmair http://vaccineinjury.info/
International Medical Council on Vaccination http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/
Other useful information sources:
Essential out of print E-books from Australian Soil and Health. Make sure you PAY the voluntary library fee. Sure, they are available free, but don’t abuse the privilege:
Alternative medicine http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/0201hyglibcat.html
Medical information: Open Access information/Search Engines
PubMed Central http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov This is where I always start.
Pubmed citation search: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez Search by keyword, author, or do a single citation by journal, year etc. Excellent way of finding what you want. But sometimes a google search gets you the result faster.
PLoS http://www.plosone.org/home.action Put cursor over journals and select category.
Free medical journals: http://www.freemedicaljournals.com
Stanford University free medical journal access: http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl
Biomed free access medical journals: http://www.biomedcentral.com/browse/journals/
Open Access Medical Textbooks: http://www.amedeochallenge.org/
Free Medical books by category: http://www.freebooks4doctors.com/fb/special.htm
New experimental search engine: Citebase http://www.citebase.org
Scientific literature and digital library search engine: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/
Canadian Medical Journal, free access: http://www.cmaj.ca/
Medical Journal of Australia, free access: http://www.mja.com.au/
Danish Medical Bulletin, free access: http://www.danmedbul.dk/index.html
Iowa University free medical journal search by topic: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/Md/ej.html
directory of Open Access Journals, Medical index: http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=24
MEDICAL PROFESSION’S INFORMATION ON APPRAISING MEDICAL LITERATURE/INFORMATION
A student guide to medical literature: http://grinch.uchsc.edu/sg//nb
How to read a medical paper: Animated: http://www.lib.purdue.edu/phys/inst/scipaper.html#mainmenu
For grown ups! http://www.weighttrainersunited.com/scientificpapers.html
UK version on how to critically appraise medical literature : http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/ir/units/critapp/resources.htm
How the medical profession assess websites: http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/ir/units/critapp/websites.htm
MEDICAL DICTIONARIES, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, MANUAL
USA National Institute of Health Medical Dictionary: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html
USA National Institute of Health Medical Encyclopedia: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html
Merck’s medical terms: http://www.merck.com/mmhe/about/front/medterms.html
Merck Manual online: http://www.merck.com/mmhe/index.html
Medicinenet: medical dictionary terms, symptoms etc http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp
Multilingual glossary of medical terms: http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html
You can use Wikipedia, but do check with other sources, because wiki is sometimes wrong.
Heres some useful documents
Blogs/places I really like:
Inside Vaccines. An anonymous group building interesting article, with good references. www.insidevaccines.com
Vaccination Research and Resources: http://www.vacvine.com/
Vaccination News http://www.vaccinationnews.com/ one of the best internet collections of long term information.
Passionless Drone. Now, here's a skeptic of a different sort. This person appears to want to put brain into gear: For an introduction into following a thinking trend, this is a pretty good attempt:
Sanevax.org http://sanevax.org/news-blog/ These people have pretty much seen the issues for what they are.
books of interest:
“A Stolen Life” by Marge Grant. This book is a must read, because it puts the whole of the vaccine scene into context.
“Stolen Innocence” by John Batt. This is a must read, because it shows what can happen when the medical profession and legal system collude to pervert the course of justice.
"Bodily Matters"by Nadja Durbach. This book came out of her university thesis, and is a well referenced eye-opener for people who say that the antivaccine movement was founded by stupid ill informed people. Except not too many of them would read it perhaps. A historical must read.