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  1. The Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago, part of the Galician Healthcare System (SERGAS), was designated by the World Health Organization as a Collaborating Centre for Vaccine Safety in 2018. This is a great responsibility and a challenge, but one we can take on thanks to the excellence of the multidisciplinary clinical team at the Pediatrics Service of the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago. Main objectives: To assist WHO in developing / updating training materials for health workers on vaccine safety, contraindications, and clinical management of adverse events following immunization. On request of WHO to provide support in conducting clinical AEFI investigations and AEFI crisis response. To contribute to WHO work in training of health workers on vaccine safety, contraindications, and introduction of new vaccines.
  2. The latest on the COVID-19 global situation and monitoring vaccine safety. It is part of a larger pool of resources related to COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. This document provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around coronavirus and the Covid-19 vaccine for a general public audience. This document will be updated regularly, and changes will be highlighted in yellow. Please look out for further iterations from your regional NHSEI communications team, and if in any doubt please check with them that you are using the latest version. Contents include: Coronavirus, About the Covid-19 vaccine, Covid-19 vaccine – eligibility, Covid-19 vaccine – timing, Covid-19 vaccine safety, Covid-19 vaccine side-effects, Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness, Covid-19 vaccine ingredients, Vaccine hesitancy, Second doses.
  4. The HHS "We Can Do This" campaign is a national initiative working hand in hand with trusted leaders and community organizations to continue to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and get more people vaccinated. This campaign offers tailored resources and toolkits for stakeholders to use to provide COVID-19 vaccine information to at-risk populations.
  5. IIP is firmly dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of health workers throughout the world who are responsible for protecting countless numbers of children from vaccine preventable diseases. Module 1 provides information on vaccines and vaccine safety, as well as vaccine preventable diseases Modules 2, 3 and 4 are information for health care workers (in the field) Modules 5, 6 and 7 are targeting health care workers as well as health promotion officers and communications officers
  6. WHO's global page on vaccine safety with links to: Global Vaccine Safety Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety Reference documents and publications
  7. In episode 4 of our COVID-19 Road to a vaccine series, we spoke with Professor Kanta Subbarao. Professor Subbarao has been the Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza since 2016, based at The Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In episode 5 of our COVID-19 Road to a vaccine series, we spoke with Professor Terry Nolan, who is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. He heads up VIRGO, the vaccine and immunisation research group, a collaboration between Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the University of Melbourne. VIRGO has the largest and longest standing child and adolescent vaccine population research and clinical trials program in Australia.
  8. In Episode 2 of our podcast series 'COVID-19, Road to a Vaccine' we speak with Professor Kathryn Edwards from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, about the important topic of vaccine safety when developing a new vaccine, including some of the challenges faced in the COVID19 vaccine development pathway. In Episode 3, Associate Professor Nigel Crawford discusses the development of a COVID-19 vaccine with Professor Andrew Pollard, head of The Oxford Vaccine Group, who is co-leading The Oxford Vaccine Centre’s COVID-19 vaccine trial.
  9. Find information about vaccines for different age groups and learn about free resources such as a free mobile app, online trivia game, and monthly newsletter for parents.
  10. This document presents the scientific evidence behind WHO’s recommendations on building and restoring confidence in vaccines and vaccination, both in ongoing work and during crises. The evidence draws on a vast reserve of laboratory research and fieldwork within psychology and communication. It examines how people make decisions about vaccination; why some people are hesitant about vaccination; and the factors that drive a crisis, covering how building trust, listening to and understanding people, building relations, communicating risk and shaping messages to the audiences may mitigate crises. This background document is part of the Vaccination and trust library, which includes a series of support documents with practical guidance for specific situations.
  11. Filipinos have a penchant for singing and dancing, hence the education-entertainment approach was used in communicating key themes on immunization. The Department of Health in the Philippines, with support from the World Health Organization, produced the following music videos for the Back to Bakuna (Back to Vaccines) campaign in 2017: Bakwagon (a word play on Bakuna/Vaccine and wagon), a public service announcement aired on TV and radio Baby Come Bak (Baby Come Back), on convincing parents and caregivers to complete their baby's vaccination Limang Bisita (Five Visits), on the schedule of immunization visits May Bakuna para D'yan (There's a Vacccine for That), on vaccines and diseases they prevent Okay Kay Baby (Okay for Baby), on vaccine safety. This music video is not included in the playlist but is exclusively played at health facilities. The music videos are being played at waiting areas of health centers, to supplement the information needs of parents and caregivers while they wait for their child to be vaccinated.
  12. Find out about the history of this concern and the findings of studies looking at whether vaccines cause autism.
  13. The Vaccine Safety Net (VSN) is a global network of websites, verified by the World Health Organization, that provide evidence-based information on vaccine safety. The VSN portal is the network's online hub, and a gateway for Internet users to verified sources of reliable information on vaccine safety, for the health professionals and the public. On the VSN portal, you can: Find out ABOUT VSN, MEMBERS, and HOW TO JOIN Follow and subscribe to MEMBER UPDATES and filter them by source or topic SEARCH from one place ALL MEMBER' websites for trusted vaccine safety information.
  14. Our mission is to provide an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines. The institute’s goal is to work toward preventing disease using the safest vaccines possible.
  15. The Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.
  16. Free classroom resource for teachers, and a chance for students to make a real difference through UNICEF Canada.
  17. One of history's greatest scientists, yet most do not know his name. Dr. Maurice Hilleman helped to create many vaccines over a lifetime of dedication to science. Find out more about Dr. Hilleman, his life and accomplishments, and a documentary film about his life's goal of protecting children from every infectious disease that could harm them.
  18. This is a short video, explaining herd immunity. It has been viewed 100,000 times.
  19. This page deals with the challenge for many physicians against vaccine hesitancy and refusal among families. Case studies based in real-life scenarios are provided to help physicians to demonstrate effective vaccine safety communication. Trainees are asked a series of questions and provided with immediate feedback for their responses
  20. Usability.gov is the leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines, serving practitioners and students in the government and private sectors. The site provides overviews of the user-centered design process and various UX disciplines. It also covers the related information on methodology and tools for making digital content more usable and useful. Site Management Content for this site is managed by the Digital Communications Division in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. HHS actively collaborates with many federal agencies and other individuals in the public and private sector interested in UX to produce content and share industry trends and ideas.
  21. Health professionals are the single most important influence on whether individuals decide to have themselves or their children vaccinated. Therefore, information and education for health professionals are essential. The aim of this training manual is to present “state-of-the-art”, authoritative, scientifically valid advice to counter common misperceptions about vaccination.
  22. This page explains the importance of making an informed decision and advices different places to go to gather balanced and science-based information about immunization
  23. A fact sheet helping people decide if vaccine information is accurate; published on April 2017. There are 10 points that every navigator is advised to check: i) is it clear who owns the website? ii) does the website clearly state its purpose? iii) is the information on the website based on sound scientific study? iv) does information on the website make sense? v) does the website weigh evidence and describe the limits of research? vi) is the website filled with “junk science” or conspiracy theories? vii) are the people or groups giving you information online qualified to address the subject? viii) what is the website’s privacy policy? ix) does the website direct you to additional information? x) Social media Also 8 websites are recommended.
  24. This course aims to establish a shared understanding among professionals whose work is linked to vaccine safety issues. This may include nurses/midwives/community health workers, as well as pharmacists medical doctors and programme or technical officers.
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