Vaccine Resources

Links to Vaccine Information

New Zealand Centre for Adverse Reaction Monitoring (report your reactions here!)

Pro informed choice Websites

Australian Vaccination Network   

The Robert Reisinger Memorial Trust,

website administered by Peter and Hilary Butler

Beyond Conformity

Australian and New Zealand based community

Beyond Vaccination

Critical Decisions Count

Dr Edward Yazbak

Evidence of Harm

Holistic Medicine Resource Center

Inside Vaccines

Justice Awareness and Basic Support

National Vaccine Information Center

People Advocating Vaccine Education

Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Information PROVE – Dawn Richardson

The Informed Parent

Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute

Vaccination – A Parent’s Dilemma

Vaccination Information & Choice Network

Dr Sherri Tenpenny Vaccine Information Center

Vaccine Liberation

Vaccination Information Service

Vaccination News – Sandy Gottstein

Animal vaccines links

Vaccination Risk Awarness Network

World Association for Vaccine Education

Other Health Websites

Age of Autism

Arnica Network UK

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Dr Gary Null Guide to natural Living

Holistic Healing Website

Joseph Mercola

Medical Veritas International Inc

Russell Blaylock, MD

Soil and Health Library

The Doctor Within

The Vitamin C Foundation

Vitamin D Council

Women’s Health Action Trust New Zealand

Breast Feeding:

La Leche League

Lactation consultants

Ministry of Health

La Leche League International

Ministry of Health Medsafe Datasheets for Vaccines

Alphabetical listing of medicines

Datasheets for Childhood Schedule Vaccines:

BOOSTRIX Combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) vaccine

BOOSTRIX® -IPV Combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa), and inactivated polio vaccine

GARDASIL Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) Recombinant vaccine

Hiberix Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine

INFANRIX Combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine

INFANRIX™-HepB Combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and r-DNA hepatitis B vaccine

INFANRIX®-hexa Combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis, hepatitis B, enhanced inactivated polio vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine

INFANRIX-Hib Diptheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and adsorbed conjugated Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine

INFANRIX™ -IPV Combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis, and enhanced inactivated polio vaccine

INFANRIX™-IPV+Hib Combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis, enhanced inactivated polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine

INFANRIX®-penta Combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hepatitis B and inactivated polio vaccine

M-M-R® II Measles mumps and rubella virus vaccine live

Prevenar Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, 7-valent

Other Vaccines:

ADT Booster Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccine (adsorbed) for re-vaccination

ADT Vaccine Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccine, Adsorbed (Diluted for Adult Use)



Cervarix Human Papillomavirus vaccine Types 16 and 18


Diphtheria Vaccine, Adult

Diphtheria Vaccine, Child

DiTe Anatoxal Berna Children Adsorbed diphtheria-tetanus vaccine with reduced diphtheria dose

DiTe Anatoxal Berna Adult Adsorbed diphtheria-tetanus vaccine with reduced diphtheria dose

Diteper Anatoxal Berna

DUKORAL Oral inactivated cholera and ETEC vaccine

Fluarix Inactivated split influenza vaccine

Fluvax?Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

HAVRIX Junior inactivated hepatitis A virus (HM 175 hepatitis A virus strain)

HBvaxPRO hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant) injections

HEPATYRIX Inactivated hepatitis A and purified Vi polysaccharide typhoid vaccine

Influvac inactivated influenza vaccine

MENCEVAX ACWY Group A, C, W135 and Y polysaccharide meningococcal vaccine

MENINGITEC Meningococcal Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccine

MENOMUNE® ACYW-135 Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine Group A, Group C, Group Y and Group W-135

MeNZB Suspension for Injection, Meningococcal group B Outer Membrane Vesicle (OMV) vaccine

Merieux Inactivated Rabies Vaccine

NeisVac-C Meningococcal group C polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (tetanus toxoid protein conjugate)

ONCOTICE Bacillus of Calmette-Guerin (BCG, strain TICE)


PNEUMO 23 Polysaccharide polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine

PNEUMOVAX 23 Pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent, MSD


ProQuad Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Oka/Merck) Virus Vaccine Live

QUADRACEL Pertussis Vaccine-Acellular and Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Combined with Inactivated Poliovirus Types 1, 2 and 3 (MRC-5 Cell)

ROTARIX Rotavirus vaccine

ROTARIX ORAL VACCINE Rotavirus vaccine (lyophilised formualation). Live attenuated

RotaTeq rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent

STAMARIL Yellow Fever Vaccine

SYNFLORIX Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine, 10 valent adsorbed

Tet-Tox Tetanus Vaccine

Triple Antigen Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine

TRIVIRATEN BERNA Live vaccine for active immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella

TWINRIX and TWINRIX JUNIORInactivated hepatitis A and recombinant DNA hepatitis B vaccine

TYPHERIX Vi polysaccharide typhoid vaccine

TYPHIM Vi Purified polysaccharide capsule of Salmonella typhi

Typh-Vax (Oral) Vaccine Oral Typhoid Vaccine

VAQTA Hepatitis A Vaccine, purified, inactivated

VARILRIX Live attenuated varicella vaccine

VARIVAX Varicella Virus Vaccine Live (Oka/Merck)

VAXIGRIP Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

(The following taken from Hilary’s Beyond Conformity Website…)


New Zealand:

New Zealand Public Health Surveillance:

(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:

2008 National Immunisation Schedule and book:$File/41466_NatImmSched_Web.pdf

This page is the core page, and can lead you to other links:

This is the 2008 health provider handbook:

New Zealand Immunisation Handbook:

Lists of ther MOH publications relating to vaccination: This page is the MOH e-learning resources for various medical groups.  You can’t have a look, since you have to log in!  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.

Education resources

Paediatric Society of New Zealand:

New Zealand Family Doctor:

Dr Nikki Turner:

Dr Glenn Buchan:

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:

Center for Disease Control:

USA immunization handbook:

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System:

Advisory Committee on Immunization practice Minutes: (Very important reading. You can bet whatever is spouted in those minutes, will become mantra here, money allowing)

ACIP recommendations: Same comment as above.

The CDC links site will take you to many more:

Vaccine Education Centre (Dr Paul Offit’s playpen) most of the sites he mentions on this page, he contributes to.

American Academy of Pediatrics:

This is where you can find key letters by the AAP to be given to parents who chose not to vaccinate. Note their term “Refusal to Vaccinate.”

Amazing how choice becomes a mockery:

The old 2002 letter, which no longer appears on the AAP website, can still be found here: 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)



2002 Amended



Refusal to vaccinate AAP Policy

Refusal to vaccinate AllStar sic’em policy


Immunization Action Coalition:

The Vaccine Page:

Johns Hopkins University, (vaccine safety)

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies:


Australian Government vaccine programme:

Communicable Disease Australia: this is where you can look up any disease and work out exactly what laboratories in Australia are reporting.

Information in infections.

Publications on issues affecting public health:

Australian Immunisation Handbook:


NHS UK Government immunization programme: Professional site more useful than parent site:


World Health Organisation:


PubMed Central This is where I always start.

Pubmed citation search: 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 Put cursor over journals and select category.

Free medical journals:

Stanford University free medical journal access:

Biomed free access medical journals:

Open Access Medical Textbooks:

Free Medical books by category:

New experimental search engine: Citebase

Scientific literature and digital library search engine:

Canadian Medical Journal, free access:

Medical Journal of Australia, free access:

Danish Medical Bulletin, free access:

Iowa University free medical journal search by topic:

directory of Open Access Journals, Medical index:


A student guide to medical literature:

How to read a medical paper: Animated:

For grown ups!

UK version on how to critically appraise medical literature (You just wish they’d read their own stuff sometimes) :

How the medical profession assesses websites:


USA National Institute of Health Medical Dictionary:

USA National Institute of Health Medical Encyclopedia:

Merck’s medical terms:

Merck Manual online:

Medicinenet: medical dictionary terms, symptoms etc

Multilingual glossary of medical terms:

You can use Wikipedia, but do check with other sources, because wiki is sometimes wrong.