Useful websites related to MMR and vaccination in general:
- National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Australia - this site!
NCIRS is an Australian organisation that provides information on a wide range of infectious diseases, including an overview of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and inflammatory bowel disease and autism.
- Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Australia
This is the Australian government’s site containing information about the National Immunisation Program Schedules and Frequently Asked Questions.
- Immunisation Myths and Realities: a guide for providers (4th edition)
This publication addresses many of the common concerns about the safety of vaccines. It has been written with health professionals in mind.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
This World Health Organization site links to websites providing information on vaccine safety which adhere to good information practices.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
This site provides comprehensive information about infectious diseases and vaccine research. It has useful general information on vaccination, much of it set out in question and answer format. There is a specific section on MMR vaccine. There is an additional part of this site dedicated to vaccine safety information.
- National Health Service, UK
These are two websites by the UK National Health Service where you can access a range of resources, information and research about vaccination generally and specifically the MMR vaccine. You can also ask questions online.
- Important information for parents: the facts about immunisation
An article from the Australian Skeptics debunking several myths about vaccination.
Organisations opposed to vaccination:
- The internet contains information of varying quality about vaccination. The National Network for Immunization Information in the USA provides tips to help you navigate vaccination information on the web published by such organisations.
Psychological influences on decision making:
- A guide to some psychological influences on decision making has been prepared by Dr Julie Leask from NCIRS and is available here - DOC
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