The following information relevant to vaccination can be accessed on this site:
http://www.dh.gov.uk [external link].
Vaccination-relevant sections of this site include:
This site (link to http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/vaccinations/Pages/Landing.aspx) [external link] provides NHS-accredited, up-to-date information about vaccines for patients and parents. It provides answers to many of the commonly-asked questions about vaccinations and how they protect health. It also provides facts about routine NHS vaccinations, information on vaccines for people in special risk groups, and basic information for those travelling abroad.
The Great Ormond Street Hospital Immunisation page [external link] is designed for both parents and health professionals. It includes a facility for asking questions, a recent news section and useful links to other websites.
This site contains lots of vaccine information [external link] in various sections:
PATH's Vaccine Resource - Library [external link].
PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) is an international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. Their Vaccine Resource Library offers a wide variety of high-quality, scientifically accurate documents and links on vaccine-preventable diseases and topics in immunization. In addition to resources developed at PATH, the library contains materials published by international leaders in public health, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the GAVI Alliance, and many others.
Access the following RCPCH [external link] publications through this site:
NaTHNaC has been funded by the Department of Health in order to protect the health of British travellers by providing up to date advice for health professionals who are advising travellers. Telephone 9am-12pm and 2pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri 0845 602 6712 (Health Care Professionals only).
Their very informative and comprehensive website contains the latest information about all aspects of travel including detailed travel immunisation information.
It is also possible to download sample chapters of the completely revised 2010 edition of Health Information for Overseas Travel [external link], commonly known as the UK 'Yellow Book' which contains comprehensive information and advice for travel health professionals.
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) [external link] provides electronic Data Sheets, Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) for all vaccines.
This site provides extensive unbiased vaccine study reviews [external link] and evidence-based scientific advice on matters of medicine and health.
Although vaccine schedules differ, much of the vaccine information available in other countries is often very useful
This is not a completely comprehensive list of all useful vaccination websites only a guide to those which contain important researched and factual information, publications and guidelines of use to professionals involved in vaccination. Using the links pages provided on individual sites listed above will often enable you to access many more vaccine sites.
Immunisation Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency
Last reviewed: 17 September 2012