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.
Reviews the mechanisms involved in the induction of autoimmunity and assesses the implications for vaccination in human beings.
Lists the most commonly believed stories about vaccines and tries to separate fact from myth. Excerpted from Vaccines: What You Should Know, 3rd ed.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Guides physicians as they counsel parents about possible connections between immunization and autistic disorders.
Describes a publication which evaluated whether or not the hepatitis B vaccine can cause neurological disorders.