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Your child's best shot: a parent's guide to vaccination
Provices parents the information they need to understand why doctors and medical authorites recommend vaccination of their children. Describes how the immune system works, how vaccines are made, and how the safety and effectiveness of vaccines are monitored in Canada. Covers each of the nine routine childhood vaccines: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B.
Published: 2002
Vaccines for women age 50 and older  
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no11/04-0469.htm
Discusses how preventing illnesses and deaths for older populations (most of whom are women) through the use of vaccines is a leading public health challenge. Acknowledges that our understanding about how age and sex affect the immune system is limited, and basic and translational research aimed at improving vaccines and immune responses of older persons is needed. Argues that fully implementing current vaccine recommendations, particularly those for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, can save thousands of lives and prevent illnesses in persons over 50 years of age. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Enrolling women into HIV prevention vaccine trials: an ethical imperative but a logistical challenge  
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0030094
Reviews women's concerns about enrolling in HIV vaccine trials, fears of adverse events, issues of informed consent, barriers faced by sex workers, benefits of participation, and the role of researchers as human rights advocates. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Trans people and vaccinations  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/medical-vaccinations.pdf
Lists common vaccinations in adults, and looks closely at MSM (men who have sex with men), TSM (trans people who have sex with men), and vaccination campaigns. (See Details)
Published: 2006
HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer  
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understandingcancer/HPV-vaccine
Provides a graphic-rich tutorial on the HPV vaccine that explains the science behind the development of a new vaccine against high-risk types of human papillomaviruses, which can lead to cervical cancer over time. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention and HPV vaccine: questions and answers  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/hpv-vph/hpv-vph-vaccine_e.html
Explains what HPV is, and how common types of HPV can be prevented through vaccination. Discusses who should get the vaccine, what it protects against, effectiveness, and safety. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Say no to the HPV vaccine: but say yes to regular Pap tests  
http://www.shared-vision.com/sv_health/20070101/say_no_to_the_hpv_vaccine
Discusses the reasons to be weary of the new humanpapillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil and how the number one weapon against cervical cancer is still Pap smear screening. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Gardasil: What you need to know about the HPV vaccine  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39434
Addresses the questions and concerns regarding the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Shots in the dark: the risk of infant vaccination  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the risks of infant vaccinations. Lists warning signs of high risk children who should not be administered vaccinations. Calls on the government to offer compensation plans for vaccine damaged children. 


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Published: 1989
Ten good reasons to be concerned about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination campaign  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/Ten%20Good%20Reasons%20.pdf

Outlines the main concerns that the Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances (FQPN), along with many women’s, teachers’, nurses’ and youth organizations, have about the vaccination program that was introduced in Quebec against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in hopes of reducing rates of cervical cancer.

Translated and adapted by Women and Health Protection and the Canadian Women’s Health Network.

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Published: October 2008