Immunization Action Coalition

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Immunization Action Coalition
Immunization Action Coalition logo.png
Formation1994[1]
TypeNGO[1]
Legal statusNon-profit[1]
FocusDistribution of information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent
HeadquartersSaint Paul, Minnesota
Region
United States
Websiteimmunize.org

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is an organization that distributes information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.[2] In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their headquarters is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with member coalitions in the United States and Canada. Paul Offit[3] serves on the Advisory board.

Mission[edit]

Having the goal of providing the public with information about immunization,[4] the IAC has three current functions:

  1. creation and distribution of weekly editions of IAC Express to IAC's email subscribers;
  2. publication of the feature "Ask the Experts," in which CDC and IAC immunization experts answer questions from vaccine providers; and
  3. creation of new immunization education materials designed to respond to the needs of immunization providers, parents, and patients.[4]

Activities[edit]

The coalition's Web site offers "Unprotected People Stories" about the consequences of vaccine avoidance,[5] and "Talking about Vaccines" which discusses general vaccine-related topics.[6] In addition, the coalition gives information on vaccines through social networking[7] and other popular sources of information, such as the "Dear Abby" newspaper columns and letters to the editor. In 2012, the coalition launched a campaign to promote the fourth edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians.[8] The World Health Organization lists the IAC on their Global Vaccine Safety page, noting the availability of their materials in various languages such as Korean, Vietnamese, and Turkish.[9] They promote Hepatitis B vaccination programs for children ranging in age from 0-18 years of age.[10]

See also[edit]

References [edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About us". Immunize.org. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Vaccine Information You Need". Vaccine Information Coalition. September 17, 2019. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Advisory Board". Immunization Action Coalition. March 7, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Immunization Action Coalition receives $1.4 million award from CDC". NewsRx Health & Science. November 13, 2011 – via Gale Health and Wellness.
  5. ^ "Unprotected People Stories". Immunization Action Coalition. March 10, 201. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Newton, David E. (2013) "Vaccination Controversies : A Reference Handbook", ABC-CLIO, LLC. p181. ISBN 9781610693110
  7. ^ "Immunization Action Coalition". Facebook. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  8. ^ Marshall, Gary S. (2012). The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. West Islip, NY: Professional Communications, Inc. ISBN 978-1932610819.
  9. ^ "Global Vaccine Safety". World Health Organization. December 26, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "For Patients and Families". NORD: National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official website