Description of the website
This website for the general public presents straightforward information about vaccine-preventable diseases and their vaccines. Launched in August 2002, it currently hosts an average of more than 4,000 visits per day, making more than 200 pages available. It provides basic information about vaccination, vaccine safety, and the overall importance of immunization, and features 234 vaccine-preventable disease photos and 187 video clips.
Major sections include Infants/Children, Preteens, Teens, and Adults, Vaccine Basics, and Diseases. The website offers parents and people of all ages timely, accurate, and proven information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. The site also features hundreds of valuable resources, including personal testimonies of suffering and loss due to vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine-related videos, and public service announcements, along with links to educational materials from trusted organizations.
Website’s sponsorship policy
The Immunization Action Coalition drives its mission by operating programs supported with educational grants and other donations as well as by conducting partnership projects targeted at specific goals that promote immunization and increase rates. IAC does not accept advertising. A list of current supporters and partners that share IAC’s commitment to public health can be found at https://www.immunize.org/aboutus/funding.asp
Website’s content or editorial policy
IAC’s main website at https://www.immunize.org/ for health professionals and https://vaccineinformation.org/ for the general public, provide free and copyright-free access to all of its publications and materials. The content is produced by IAC staff who collectively comprise hundreds of years of experience in immunization and immunization education.
Staff participation and collaboration with immunization partners from federal and state agencies, professional associations, academia, industry, and advocacy organizations keep IAC up to date with vaccine recommendations, policy, and other developments. All website pages carry “updated” and “reviewed” dates to inform visitors of changes to the information.