Local Immunization Links

AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics-Pennsylvania Chapter (PA AAP) . The PA chapter of the national professional organization of pediatricians. The group is dedicated to the health of all children.

GPHA (Greater Philadelphia Health Action). GPHA provides healthcare for families in the Philadelphia region no matter what their economic standing. We believe the uninsured and underinsured deserve comprehensive, accessible, quality healthcare as much as those who are insured. ( 215)-925-2400

HepTREC (The Delaware Valley Hepatitis Treatment, Research and Education Center ) Nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the impact of viral hepatitis in the Delaware Valley . Hepatitis immunization information available. (866) HEP-TREC.

School District of Philadelphia . School health information and immunization requirements can be located here.

VaccineEducationCenter (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ): The Vaccine Education Center provides reliable, up-to-date information about vaccines. Facts about all vaccines are provided on the website as well as other informational materials. (215) 590-9990.

Pennsylvania Department of Health - Division of Immunizations. The division focuses on the reduction or elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases. (717)787-5681

Philadelphia Department of Public Health - Immunization information for the general public:. The city’s immunization program is committed to preventing vaccine-preventable disease among infants, children, adolescents, and adults in Philadelphia. (215) 685-6748.

Immunization Information for Health Care Providers and web access to the KIDS Registry:

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC)- Immunization Program. Provides immunizations to homeless children before they are placed in the shelter system. The program is located at the City's Office of Emergency Shelter and Services, the central intake point for homeless families. (215) 985-2562.


National Links - Public and patient information

Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Immunization Program (NIP) . answers the questions parents and healthcare professionals have about vaccines. (800) 232-4636 (English or Spanish).

The Children's Vaccine Program at Path, formerly known as the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program, has committed funds to support the infrastructure for vaccine delivery and education worldwide. Information can be found at

Every Child by Two established by the Carter-Bumpers Campaign and works to increase awareness of the need for immunizations by 2 years of age.

Parents for Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDS ) offers parents information about infectious diseases and provides support services for parents of children with long-term infections (such as hepatitis B virus).

National Alliance for Hispanic Health focuses on the health, mental health, and human services needs of the diverse Hispanic communities. For more information, call (202) 387-5000.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to boost immunization rates and prevent disease. The Immunization Action Coalition's new Web site for the general public and healthcare professionals features reliable information about vaccine preventable diseases and helpful resources such as disease photos, videos and related Web sites.


National Professional Organizations

AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics (AAP) Professional group dedicated to the health of all children.

AmericanCollege Health Association (ACHA) Advocacy and leadership for college and university health.

AmericanCollege of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women.

American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) The ACP-ASIM's Adult Immunization Initiative goal is to provide resources and tools to support members in their immunization efforts.

American Medical Association (AMA) The largest U.S. professional organization for physicians. (800)

American Nurses Association (ANA) A full service professional association for the nation's entire registered nurse population. For more information, call (800) 274-4262 (800-274-4ANA).

American Pharmacists Association The national professional society of pharmacists dedicated to providing immunization resources and training to pharmacists in all practice settings. (202) 628-4410.

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists The 100% Immunization Campaign is a coalition of more than 20 national organizations working together to promote immunization of older adults, especially for influenza and pneumococcal disease. A resource manual with sample forms, procedures, patient education material, and more is available for $25. To order, call (800) 355-2727.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) To learn more about how pharmacists can play a role in immunization, check out "ASHP Guidelines on the Pharmacist's Role in Immunization" at:

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM) A national professional association dedicated to advancing individual and community health promotion and disease prevention through education of physicians and other health professionals. (866) 474-2876.

Institute of Medicine (IOM): The IOM is a private, nonprofit institution that provides health policy advice under a congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences.

I nstitute for Vaccine Safety (IVS) IVS is committed to investigating vaccine safety issues and providing timely and objective information on vaccine safety to health care providers, journalists, and parents.

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) NASTAD is dedicated to reducing the incidence of HIV infection, providing quality care to persons living with HIV/AIDs, and developing responsible and compassionate public policies.

National Coalition for Adult Immunization (NCAI) NCAI provides many print resources for the promotion of adolescent and adult immunization. For more information, call (301) 656-0003.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) NFID is dedicated to encouraging and sponsoring public and professional education about infectious diseases, supporting research and training in infectious diseases, and aiding in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. (301) 656-003.

National Medical Association (NMA) The largest professional organization for African-American physicians in the United States , publishes materials and newsletters for health professionals and their patients on immunization issues. (202) 347-1895.

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) Partnership of professional medical organizations providing objective, science-based information about immunizations and vaccines. (409) 772-0199.

National Network of Immunization Nurses and Associates (NNINA) An organization for nurses and associates working toward the control and elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccine Education Center (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ) The VEC provides reliable, up-to-date information about vaccines. (215) 590-9990

Vaccine Information for the Public and Health Professionals: The Immunization Action Coalitions site for healthcare professionals.


Disease Specific Sites

American Liver Foundation (ALF) An agency dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education, and support groups. (800) 465-4837

American Lyme Disease Foundation The American Lyme Disease Foundation is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of Lyme disease. (914) 277-6970.

Families Fighting Flu A group of families who have experienced first-hand what it is like to lose a child to the flu or to have a child experience severe medical complications from the flu.

Hepatitis B Coalition (a program of the Immunization Action Coalition): This organization publishes information for health professionals and their patients about hepatitis B. (651) 647-9009

Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) A national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B, and to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B. (215) 489-4900.

Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) HFI focuses on bringing viral hepatitis under control through education programs and materials, informing health professionals, and educating patients and the public. (800) 891-0707.

The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Vaccine Safety Provides up-to-date information on specific vaccine safety issues as they arise. Short informational pieces on vaccine related topics, including immunization schedules and post-licensure issues.

Latino Organization for Liver Awareness (LOLA) LOLA is a national, bilingual/bicultural voluntary organization dedicated to raising awareness, prevention, education, and treatment referral services to the Latino/American community and other underserved populations who suffer from liver disease in the United States.

Meningitis Foundation of America This organization provides information to educate the public and medical professionals about meningitis and supports the development of vaccines and other means of treating and/or preventing meningitis. (800) 668-1129.

National Coalition for Adult Immunization (NCAI ) Organization serving professionals, patients and the public to achieve optimal immunization of adolescents and adults by promoting research and development; influencing policy and practices; disseminating information; developing and implementing education programs; increasing awareness; and changing beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) An informational network of medical practitioners providing the public, health professionals, policy makers and the media of up-to-date, scientifically valid information related to immunization. This site contains current information of value about pneumococcal disease and its prevention in infants and young children.


Pharmaceutical Companies and Vaccine Manufacturers

Sanofi Pasteur Vaccines for: Diphtheria, Haemophilus Influenza type b, Influenza, Japanese encephalitis, Meningitis A/C/Y/W-135, Mumps skin test, Pertussis, Poliomyelitis, Rabies, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid fever,and Yellow fever.

Baxter Vaccines Vaccines for: Haemophilus influenzae type b, Meningococcal infections, Pneumococcal infections, Group B Streptococcal infections, Pertussis, Tick-Borne Encephalitis and Smallpox.

Bioport Vaccines for: Anthrax.

Celltech Group Vaccines for: Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Pneumococcal disease, Rubella and Varicella.

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Vaccines for influenza, meningitis, rabies, tick-borne encephalitis, and Japanese encephalitis

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Vaccines for: Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Lyme disease, Pertussis and Tetanus.

Medeva Pharmaceuticals Vaccines for: BCG, Diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Influenza, Measles, Pertussis, Polio, Tetanus and Yellow fever.

MedImmune Vaccines Vaccines for: Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes Simplex virus, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial virus.

Merck Vaccines  Vaccines for  human papilloma virus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilis influenza type B, pneumococcal disease, vaicella zoster.

VaxGen AIDS vaccine under development.

Wyeth Vaccines Vaccines for: Diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Influenza, and Pneumococcal disease.




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