Sociedade Brasileira de Imunizações (SBIm)

Sociedade Brasileira de Imunizações (SBIm)

Last update: 16 September 2017

At a glance

Language: 
Portugese
Evaluation date: 
August 2017
Audience: 
Health-care professionals
General public
Country: 
Brazil

Description of the website

"The website of the Brazilian Immunizations Society provides information on various topics related to immunizations through technical notes, publications and scientific articles, including immunizations journal, educational videos, news, scientific events schedule, among others.

Família SBIm was created to promote the benefits of vaccination and to offer information to oppose, the main myths about vaccines safety. The website is kind of online encyclopedia, in which internet users can learn about the history of vaccines, how they work, stages of research and production, where to vaccinate in Brazil and a glossary of not‐accessible definitions such adjuvants and cocoon strategy. All in a simple and understandable way. Visitors can also find data about all vaccines available in Brazil, which diseases they prevent (including these disease's description, transmission and symptoms), and how they help to prevent millions of deaths every year

Website’s sponsorship policy

SBIm’s website is not sponsored.

Familia SBIm was part of the campaign “Vacina é Proteção para Todos (Vaccines protects everyone)”, supported by some medical societies (Brazilian Infectology Society, Brazilian Pediatric Society, Brazilian Geriatrics and Gerontology Society and Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations) and was initially sponsored by MSD, GSK, Pfizer and Sanofi‐Pasteur. This information is available on the home page, underneath the house illustration.

Website’s content or editorial policy

SBIm’s website provides up‐to‐date information about immunizations for healthcare professionals while Familia SBIm aims the general public.

The content of both pages is written by members of the editorial team (board directors and communication department) or invited authors and it’s founded on relevant evidence‐based data available at scientific journals and websites of public health agencies, health institutes or universities. All the texts are periodically revised and updated whenever it’s necessary.