Adult immunization practice standards slide sets
The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) has produced three sets of slides related to adult immunization standards. These slide sets are freely available and are adapted for different audiences:
- Healthcare providers
- Patients or consumers
- Public health professionals
The slide sets as well as suggestions for speakers, a list of adult vaccination resources, and information about the Summit and its activities can be found on the NAIIS website.
Blog posts about mandatory vaccines and parental rights
The Skeptical Raptor blog is a popular science-based blog that addresses misperceptions and fallacies promoted on the Web that are not based in scientific fact. Vaccine safety topics are commonly addressed. Indeed, if one of your patients comes in asking about something you haven’t heard before, the Skeptical Raptor has often already addressed it. You can follow this blog by a variety of popular methods, including Facebook, Google Plus, Email, Twitter, Pinterest or RSS feed.
Dorit Rubenstein Reiss, a Professor of Law at UC Hastings, is a frequent guest author. Two recent posts by Professor Reiss may be of particular interest:
- The Child’s Best Interest – Vaccines and Parental Rights – Published on July 26, 2015, this post discusses a decision in the Michigan Court of Appeals during which the court sided with a parent who wanted to vaccinate and against the parent who wanted to withhold vaccination. The court ruled that vaccination was in the best interest of the children, and, of particular interest, the court also commented on the quality of the information presented against vaccination by the dissenting parent. The court went through the submitted information and commented on the lack of trustworthiness of each resource. Unfortunately, lower courts that entertained this case had accepted the information presented without evaluating its worthiness.
- The Constitutionality of Mandatory Vaccinations – Published on July 19, 2015, this post addresses misinformation provided in a letter submitted against California bill SB277. This recently passed CA bill disallows exemptions from vaccination for everyone except those with a medical reason for doing so. Professor Reiss’ letter is published in its entirety and deconstructs arguments related to the legal framework of the U.S. Constitution, the right to education, and vaccine injuries as related to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).
View a categorized list of Professor Reiss’ other articles for this blog »