Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Vaccine initiative pilot editing event
Vaccine Safety Editathon - August 28, 2020
The World Health Organization has named vaccine hesitancy, or anti-vaccination, as one of the top ten threats to global health in 2019. At the same time, the spread of health-related misinformation has fueled concerns about the potential dangers or inefficacy of vaccines.
Wikipedia is an important resource for up-to-date, accurate vaccine information, and it is currently one of the most frequently visited sites for healthcare information worldwide.
To help expand Wikipedia’s existing vaccine-related content, Wikimedia DC and NewsQ in partnership with WHO’s Vaccine Safety Network are organizing a pilot editathon to evaluate and improve Wikimedia content about vaccines, including vaccine safety.
The event will be attended by Wiki Project Medicine users, members of the healthcare community, and anyone interested in promoting accurate vaccine information online. Training will be provided -- so no experience is necessary to join the event!
Participation in this event is by invitation. After this pilot editing event we hope to have a series of open events.
- Friday, August 28, 2020 10 am–12:30 pm ET
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- 1) Click 'Sign in' here.
- 2) Scroll down on the page that follows and click 'Save changes'. Your username will then be added to the list of attendees.
- Wikimedia DC's Safe Space Policy
- Wikipedia:Five pillars
- Wikipedia:Core content policies
- Wikipedia:General notability guideline
- Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies)
- Wikipedia:Conflict of interest
- Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources
- Wikipedia:No original research (Examples of Original Research)
- Wikipedia:Citing sources
- Wikipedia:Identifying and using primary sources
- Wikipedia: Quality control
- Wikipedia: Patrols
Your first article
- Creating Redirects with Visual Editor
- Creating Redirector with Source Editor
- Using categories
- Cheatsheet for Wiki markup
- Wiki Ed Foundation's online training modules
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style
Wikimedia and other related projects
Medicine, health, and Wikimedia
Please use this Etherpad document to share what you are currently edting. This will help to prevent cross-editing (two more more editors working on the same article simultaneously). Cross-editing can result in the loss of your edits.
- Vaccine Safety Net
- Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
- National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (Australia)
- Croatian Institute of Public Health
- Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe
- Ministry of Health (Kingdom of Bahrain)
- Saudi Food and Drug Authority
- Public Health Institute of Chile
- National Public Health Institute (Hungary)
Wikipedia lacks information about the vaccination situation of many countries of the world.
- Vaccination in Canada
- Vaccination in Brazil <- Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:34, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
- Vaccination in Sweden
- Vaccination in Poland
- Vaccination in Taiwan
- Vaccination in Qatar
- Vaccination in Singapore
- Vaccination in Bangladesh
- Vaccination in New Zealand
- Vaccination in South Africa
- Vaccination in Nigeria
For more countries, resources and tips, please visit this page.
- Travel-related vaccination
- Vaccine storage
- List of vaccine candidates against COVID-19
- World Health Organization's response to poliomyelitis
- Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunization (cf. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on other health issues § Childhood vaccinations)
- Vaccine reminder systems
- Vaccination of immunocompromised persons
- Breast cancer vaccination
- Nasal vaccine
Related Categories: Each contains an extensive article list
- Category:Vaccine controversies
- Category:Drug discovery
- Anything associated with Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine
Related WikiProjects to include on talk pages
Here is a LINK to reliable sources from organisations publishing on vaccine safety related topics, it includes reports, blog posts, databases, maps, news articles etc.
References from above
- Denise A. Smith. 2020. Situating Wikipedia as a health information resource in various contexts: A scoping review. PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228786. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228786
- Giovanni Colavizza. COVID-19 research in Wikipedia. Bioarxiv working paper. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.10.087643v3
- Netha Hussain (WikiCred) (talk) 12:34, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
- Whispyhistory (talk) 18:44, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
- Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:10, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
- BackFa (talk) 15:34, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
- Connieatwork (talk) 16:39, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
- TMorata (talk) 14:24, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
- Andrew🐉(talk) 09:05, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
- TMorata (talk) 13:57, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
- econterms (talk) 14:01, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
- ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 14:03, 28 August 2020 (UTC)