Immunization Information Resource Website
 
Purpose:
The Immunization Information Resource website is provided as a public service by the Chiropractic Health Care section of the American Public Health Association. This site provides annotated bibliographies of citations from the scientific literature, as well as other authoritative peer-reviewed information sources on this topic. Our intent is to create a resource of information for health care professionals that is current, accurate, objective, evidence-based, and as user-friendly as possible.
 
Background:
The underlying premises for establishing this website include:

(a) Providing vaccinations to patients is not currently within the scope of chiropractic practice within the United States. However, Doctors of Chiropractic are perceived by their patients to be knowledgeable experts on matters having to do with health and health care choices. Patients may seek information or counsel from their chiropractor on the issue of vaccination therefore up to date scientific information is warranted.

(b) In circumstances where chiropractors or other healthcare providers are consulted about vaccination, they have a professional responsibility to provide current, accurate, unbiased (balanced) information based on sound scientific evidence. This information is necessary to support patients' ability to make a truly informed choice.

(c) Scientific information is ever evolving. Doctors of Chiropractic and patients may have difficulty in finding,  sorting, and making sense of the vast amount of complex information on this topic. Doctors and patients may both benefit from a compiled annotated listing of sources of the scientific literature on vaccination.
 
For more information and a history of the development of this website, please read:
 
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Jul-Aug;32(6):500-4.

Abstract
The Immunization Information Resource Web site is provided as a public service by the Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association. The site compiles annotated bibliographies of citations from the scientific literature, as well as other authoritative peer-reviewed information sources on this topic. Our intent was to create a resource of information for health care professionals that is current, accurate, objective, evidence based, and as user-friendly as possible. This article describes the Internet-based Immunization Information Resource Web site developed and sponsored by the Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association and discusses current issues and future challenges for sustaining and further advancing such evidence-based initiatives for the chiropractic profession.