Vaccine Safety Information and Resources
A great deal of information about vaccinations is available today, especially through the internet and social networking sites. While many quality web sites offer science-based information about vaccine safety, other sites provide unbalanced and misleading information. This can lead to undue fears, particularly among parents and patients.
Six Common Misconceptions about Vaccinations
Thimerosal Content of Vaccines from the Institute for Vaccine Safety
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.
VAERS Form for Oregon providers (pdf) (23K)
Links to a variety of organizations that provide reliable, science-based immunization information