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Featured Speakers

  • Thursday, Apr 11, 2013: 12:00 PM- UT School of Public Health Auditorium
    New Vaccines: How and Why ACIP Makes Vaccine Recommendations - Dr. Larry Pickering, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC

Immunization and Vaccination Resource Links

A list of interesting and helpful links to immunization information.

  • CDC - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a group of medical and public health experts that develops recommendations on how to use vaccines to control diseases in the United States. The recommendations stand as public health advice that will lead to a reduction in the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases and an increase in the safe use of vaccines and related biological products.
  • City of Houston - Department of Health and Human Services
    Information about immunization clinics and other services throughout the city of Houston.
  • Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services - Immunizations
    Information regarding immunization services and resources for consumers and healthcare providers.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services-Immunization Branch
    Provides state specific program information, school requirements and reference center.
  • CDC-Vaccines and Immunizations
    From the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) whose goal is the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases.
  • Immunization Action Coalition
    The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians-Immunization Resources
    Links include AAFP's Immunization Schedules and "Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents".

The Anti-Vaccination Movement

1884 printed British propoganda cover, created at a time when there was widespread fear of vaccination. Text reads "Vaccination Act for Jenner-ation of disease".  

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Good Reads from Our Catalog

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Vaccines: A Biography - Andrew W. Artenstein (Editor)
ISBN: 9781441911070
Publication Date: 2009-12-21
Recounting the social, cultural, and scientific history of vaccines, Vaccines: A Biography traces the lineage-the 'biography'-of individual vaccines, originating with deeply rooted medical problems, following ideas as they are conceived and developed, leading eventually to practical, preventive solutions to major public health problems in society. Yet these are not 'biographies' in the traditional sense; they do not trace an individual's growth and development. These are epic stories of discovery, of risk-takers. They have all the trappings of fiction: strong protagonists who succeed against sometimes great odds, interpersonal conflicts, deceit, political intrigue, ethical dilemmas, and dramatic, if not staged events.

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Measles Virus - Diane E. Griffin; Michael B. A. Oldstone
Call Number: QW 4 C976 v.329 2009
ISBN: 9783540705222
Publication Date: 2008-11-06
Measles was an early target for vaccine development because of the high morbidity and mortality associated with infection. Introduction of this vaccine has dramatically decreased the incidence of measles and deaths due to measles in many countries. Since

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DNA Vaccines - Erin C. Donnelly (Editor); Arthur M. Dixon (Editor)
Call Number: QW 805 D6292 2011
ISBN: 9781613244449
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
DNA vaccination is one of the most promising techniques for immunization against diseases caused by viruses, protozoa, bacteria, and even for tumors and illnesses with genetic origins. These vaccines can be administered by direct inoculation of plasmid by several routes. In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the types, advantages and limitations of DNA vaccines.

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HPV and Cervical Cancer - Franco Borruto (Editor); Marc De Ridder (Editor)
Call Number: QZ 200 H872 2012
ISBN: 9781461419877
Publication Date: 2012-04-29
This book is meant to provide a complete overview of the research of HPV and its connection to cervical cancer.

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Financing Vaccines in the 21st Century - Institute of Medicine (U.S.), Committee on the Evaluation of Vaccine Purchase Financing in the United States Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 0309089794
Publication Date: 2003-12-17
The national immunization system has achieved high levels of immunization, particularly for children. However, this system faces difficult challenges for the future. Significant disparities remain in assuring access to recommended vaccines across geographic and demographic populations. These disparities result, in part, from fragmented public-private financing in which a large number of children and adults face limited access to immunization services. Access for adults lags well behind that of children, and rates of immunizations for those who are especially vulnerable because of chronic health conditions such as diabetes or heart and lung disease, remain low.

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Mucosal Vaccines - Pamela Kozlowski (Editor)
Call Number: QW 4 C976 v.354 2012
ISBN: 9783642236921
Publication Date: 2012-01-13
This volume is focused on the development of vaccines which generate immune effectors capable of blocking mucosal entry or peripheral pathogen spread.

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History of Vaccine Development - Stanley A. Plotkin (Editor)
Call Number: QW 511.1 H673 2011
ISBN: 9781441913388
Publication Date: 2011-05-13
The history of vaccines now goes back over 300 years to the work of Jenner but the last 50 years have seen an enormous acceleration of the pace of vaccine development and, accordingly, the impact on infectious diseases. However, no vaccine development has been easy and there is an interesting story attached to each.




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