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PUBLISHED: 2003 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Thimerosal and the occurrence of autism : negative ecological evidence from Danish population-based data

Thimerosal and the occurrence of autism : negative ecological evidence from Danish population-based data

Examines whether discontinuing the use of thimerosal-containing vaccines in Denmark led to a decrease in the incidence of autism.

Authors: Plesner AM et al.
Journal Issue: 3
Journal Title: Pediatrics
Journal Volume: 112
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Pubmed: 12949291

PUBLISHED: 2003 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Vaccination and autoimmune disease : what is the evidence?

Vaccination and autoimmune disease : what is the evidence?

Reviews the mechanisms involved in the induction of autoimmunity and assesses the implications for vaccination in human beings.

Authors: Wraith DC et al.
Journal Issue: 9396
Journal Title: The Lancet
Journal Volume: 362
Publisher: Elsevier
Pubmed: 14630450

PUBLISHED: 2003 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Adults TYPE: PDFVaccine concerns

Vaccine concerns

Lists the most commonly believed stories about vaccines and tries to separate fact from myth. Excerpted from “Vaccines: What You Should Know,” 3rd ed.

Authors: Offit PA, Bell LM
Publisher: Immunization Action Coalition

PUBLISHED: 2002 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism

A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism

Describes research which studied a retrospective cohort of all children born in Denmark from January 1991 through December 1998, in order to discover whether vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is a cause of autism.

Authors: Kreesten Meldgaard M et al.
Journal Issue: 19
Journal Title: New England Journal of Medicine
Journal Volume: 347
Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
Pubmed: 12421889

PUBLISHED: 2002 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: PDFChildhood vaccine purchase costs in the public sector : past trends, future expectations

Childhood vaccine purchase costs in the public sector : past trends, future expectations

The cost per child for recommended vaccines at public-sector prices may triple over the next 2 decades. These projections have implications for vaccine financing at federal and state levels.

Authors: Davis MM et al.
Journal Issue: 12
Journal Title: American Journal of Public Health
Journal Volume: 92
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Pubmed: 12453820

PUBLISHED: 2002 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins TYPE: External Link Exposition au thimérosal contenu dans les vaccins administrés dans le cadre des programmes de vaccination infantile au Canada et risques d'anomalies du développement neurologique

Exposition au thimérosal contenu dans les vaccins administrés dans le cadre des programmes de vaccination infantile au Canada et risques d'anomalies du développement neurologique

Examine le risque d’anomalies du développement neurologique, y compris l’autisme, chez les nourrissons/enfants au Canada résultant de l’exposition au mercure dans des vaccins contenant le thimérosal  dans des programmes provinciaux/territoriaux actuels de vaccination des nourrissons et des petits enfants.

Authors: Bigham M et al.
Journal Issue: 9
Journal Title: Relevé des maladies transmissibles au Canada
Journal Volume: 28
Publisher: Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Pubmed: 12012653

PUBLISHED: 2002 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Exposure to thimerosal in vaccines used in Canadian infant immunization programs, with respect to risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Exposure to thimerosal in vaccines used in Canadian infant immunization programs, with respect to risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Examines the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, in Canadian children as a result of mercury exposure from thimerosal-containing vaccines routinely used in some provincial/territorial universal infant and early childhood immunization programs

Authors: Bigham M et al.
Journal Issue: 9
Journal Title: Canada Communicable Disease Report
Journal Volume: 28
Publisher: Public Health Agency of Canada
Pubmed: 12012653

PUBLISHED: 2002 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link ICES Reports: What to Do to Beat the Flu? Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates among Healthcare Workers

ICES Reports: What to Do to Beat the Flu? Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates among Healthcare Workers

Many healthcare facilities are struggling to improve vaccination rates among their staff. Influenza vaccination rates for healthcare workers remain low in many healthcare facilities - despite the best efforts of the facilities, as well as an increased risk of infection among healthcare workers compared to the general population and the potential to transmit influenza to patients that could lead to serious consequences.

Organizations often aim to improve vaccination rates by focusing their efforts on educating staff about influenza, the vaccine and its benefits. While this effort likely has some positive influence, previous studies have shown that there is little difference in the level of related knowledge between vaccinated and unvaccinated staff, except for the belief that vaccination can result in influenza. Other research has found an inconsistent relationship between knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. Given these findings, further education may not improve coverage. This article reports on a research study that uses a more current model of health behaviour to identify potential challenges and opportunities for improving vaccination rates among staff. (Manuel et al. 2002) A self-administered questionnaire and focus groups were used to examine the health behaviour and attitudes associated with influenza vaccination in healthcare workers.

Authors: Manuel D
Journal Issue: 1
Journal Title: Healthcare Quarterly
Journal Volume: 6
Publisher: Longwoods

PUBLISHED: 2002 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Immunization and children at risk for autism

Immunization and children at risk for autism

Guides physicians as they counsel parents about possible connections between immunization and autistic disorders.

Authors: Roberts W et al.
Corporate Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Journal Issue: 9
Journal Title: Paediatrics & Child Health
Journal Volume: 7
Publisher: Pulsus