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Vaccine research, development and safe implementation:

The Jordan Report: Accelerated Development of Vaccines. 2000. A full-length report (173 pages) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, summarizing current vaccine development status.

  PDF file (2,146kb approx.) – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Safety of Injections 1999 : WHO-UNICEF joint statement on the use of auto-disable syringes in immunization services (WHO/V&B/99.25)

  PDF file (30kb approx.) – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Quality of the cold chain 1999 : WHO-UNICEF policy statement on the use of vaccine vial monitors in immunization services (WHO/V&B/99.18)

  PDF file (27kb approx.) – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

From the research journals:

From the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, January 2000: ’Which Pneumococcal Serogroups Cause the Most Invasive Disease: Implications for Conjugate Vaccine Formulation and Use’. A review by Hausdorff et al.

    • Part I. (2000: 30: pp 100-121)
    • Part II. (2000: 30: pp 122-140)

Global policy developments:

U.S. President Bill Clinton’s Millennium Vaccine Initiative: Public Statement at the White House, 2 March, 2000

Health economics and cost-effectiveness analysis:

WHO Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy

Discussion paper No. 4

Development of WHO Guidelines on Generalised Cost-effectiveness Analysis 1999

  28-page discussion document PDF file (113kb approx.) – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Children’s Health:

The Impact of Adult Deaths on Children’s Health in Northwestern Tanzania.

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2266

  PDF file 98kb approx. – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


Relevant links and specialist news briefings

The Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA: a resource for parents and professionals

Partnerships for Health Reform, a project of the US Agency for International Development, has a section on immunization financing with downloadable resources for governments and decision makers:

En français: Vaccination Sites Francophones, a useful listing of French-language links from France and Canada:

The Resource Center of the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program at PATH. Large and wide-ranging library of immunization-related resources, including technical and clinical manuals, materials for parents, and general documents related to vaccination. Excellent search engine.

The website of the Safe Injection Global Network

The Vaccine Page, a rich resource on immunization for a wide range of users

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: a useful source of publications and meetings information

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has a dedicated site for its National Network for Immunization Information, with newsbriefs (with some international content) and other resources:

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a site for its National Immunization Program

The Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

The International Vaccine Institute, Seoul

The UK Health Education Authority’s immunization site
Information for the public and for general readers

Vaccine: a research journal

Immunofacts: a general resource offerring a wide range of immunization links

Health Canada’s immunization site (bilingual in English-French)

The Immunization Action Coalition, a United States nongovernmental organization with a wealth of information and further links.

The US Food and Drug Administration Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System:

The Pan American Health Organization: a wide range of relevant information in Spanish and English


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