The e-library accepts vaccine safety communication resources in multiple languages including but not limited to:
- Training materials, handbooks, guidelines and communication plans
- Flyers, brochures, booklets, and posters
- Fact sheets, videos, and informational websites
The e-library does NOT accept newspaper clippings, pharmaceutical promotions or the promotion of individuals, their names or their products.
Users can search and download material on communicating about vaccine safety. It’s an open access, non-exhaustive, crowd sourced working library owned and operated by users who are invited to share with others by contributing and/or recommending resources that could be uploaded into the e-Library collection. It is hoped that this willingness to share and proper acknowledgment of the authors for their contributions will encourage the global pooling of communications material and developing further material for vaccine safety communication.
To ensure standards and integrity, information will be first assessed for quality and scientific accuracy in a (WHO) vetting process before being accepted and uploaded to the library.
To upload resources:
Linking to your resources is easy - just go to https://www.vsc-library.org and follow the steps below:
• Sign in or Sign up
• Click on the “+ Add new resource” button at the top of the page
• Select “Resource in Vaccine Safety Communication e-Library”
• Enter the appropriate information in the designated fields
• When finished, click the grey “Save” button
• Your resource will appear in the e-library once it has been reviewed, usually within 72 hours.
To search resources of interest:
Using the filters in the right side of the page allows to select the vaccine safety resources in terms of language, audience, vaccine and resource type.
VSC e-library encourage the use, reproduction and dissemination of material in this e-Library. Except where otherwise indicated, (see below), material may be copied, downloaded, modified and/ or printed for private study, research and teaching purposes, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of the source and copyright holder is given as requested and authorized by the owner of the material and that VSC e-library endorsement of users’ views, products or services is not implied in any way.
Resource materials in the e-Library may not be quoted, downloaded, reproduced, distributed, translated or adapted, in part or in whole, unless permission has been granted by the contributing author/s. A recommender of the material/s cannot upload and contribute to the library until he has obtained clear and written permission from the author of the material/s first.
The contributing authors or those of recommended material would need to be acknowledged. In addition, the contributing author/s is/are alone responsible for the views expressed in the resource material and they do not necessarily represent the views, decisions or policies of the institutions with which they are affiliated, or the views of the VSC e-library.
All reasonable precautions have been taken by VSC e-library to verify the information contained in the e-Library. However, the published material is being uploaded into the e-Library without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall VSC e-library be liable for damages or consequences arising from its use.
The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the VSC e-library.
Finally, the mention of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the VSC e-library in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.