Welcome to the Joint Vaccine Education Resource Center

Welcome to the Joint Vaccine Education Resource Center. Co-hosted by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Vaccine, this educational website has been designed to provide the latest information in the field of immunization. Here you will find an extensive selection of peer-reviewed articles selected from the literature, as well as links to valuable resources for scientists, clinicians, and their patients, all focused on the most commonly used vaccinations.


In addition to the content you see here, the co-hosting journals are preparing a series of supplemental articles which will be published through the website as they become available. Each article is being written by experts in their field and will provide the latest insights into specific vaccines, public health perspectives, and vaccine safety. To ensure you are notified of the publication of each article, and other updates to this website, please register using the form below.


Fostering Further Successes in Vaccinology
Andrew W. Artenstein, Neal A. Halsey, Glen J. Nowak

Vaccination—preparing or harnessing the power of the human immune system to prevent infectious diseases—is one of the most impactful developments...

The March Toward Malaria Vaccines
Stephen L. Hoffman, Johan Vekemans, Thomas L. Richie, Patrick E. Duffy

In 2013 there were an estimated 584,000 deaths and 198 million clinical illnesses due to malaria, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa.

Meeting the Challenges of Immunizing Adults
Carolyn B. Bridges, Laura P. Hurley, Walter W. Williams, Aparna Ramakrishnan, Anna K. Dean, Amy V. Groom

The overall burden of illness from diseases for which vaccines are available disproportionately falls on adults.

Enhancing Vaccine Safety Capacity Globally: A Lifecycle Perspective
Robert T. Chen, Tom T. Shimabukuro, David B. Martin, Patrick L.F. Zuber, Daniel M. Weibel, Miriam Sturkenboom

Major vaccine safety controversies have arisen in several countries beginning in the last decades of 20th century. Such periodic vaccine safety...

Immunization Equity
Alan R. Hinman, Mark A. McKinlay

Health inequities are the unjust differences in health among different social groups. Unfortunately, inequities are the norm, both in terms of...

Pneumococcal Disease Prevention among Adults: Strategies for the use of Pneumococcal Vaccines
Tamara Pilishvili, Nancy M. Bennett

Use of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines among children in the US since 2000 has dramatically reduced pneumococcal disease burden among adults...

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Vaccination Coverage among Adult Populations in the U.S.
Peng-jun Lu, Alissa O’Halloran, Walter W. Williams, Megan C. Lindley, Susan Farrall, Carolyn B. Bridges

Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in immunization rates is a compelling public health goal.

Trials and Tribulations on the Path to Developing a Dengue Vaccine
Stephen J. Thomas, Alan L. Rothman

Dengue is a rapidly expanding global health problem. Development of a safe and efficacious tetravalent vaccine along with strategic application of...

Predictors of Vaccination in India for Children Aged 12–36 Months
Nijika Shrivastwa, Brenda W. Gillespie, Giselle E. Kolenic, James M. Lepkowski, Matthew L. Boulton

India has one of the lowest immunization rates worldwide despite a longstanding Universal Immunization Program (UIP) that provides free childhood...

Vaccine Hesitancy: Causes, Consequences, and a Call to Action
Daniel A. Salmon, Matthew Z. Dudley, Jason M. Glanz, Saad B. Omer

There is a broad range of factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy, including the compulsory nature of vaccines, their coincidental temporal...

Prospects for Broadly Protective Influenza Vaccines
John Jay Treanor

The development of vaccines that could provide broad protection against antigenically variant influenzaviruses has long been the ultimate prize in...

Lessons Learned From Making and Implementing Vaccine Recommendations in the U.S.
L. Reed Walton, Walter A. Orenstein, Larry K. Pickering

After publication of certain vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, several unexpected events have...

Value of Post-Licensure Data on Benefits and Risks of Vaccination to Inform Vaccine Policy: The Example of Rotavirus Vaccines
Umesh D. Parashar, Margaret M. Cortese, Daniel C. Payne, et al

In 1999, the first rhesus-human reassortant rotavirus vaccine licensed in the United States was withdrawn within a year of its introduction after...

Prospects for a Globally Effective HIV-1 Vaccine
Jean-Louis Excler, Merlin L. Robba, Jerome H. Kim

A globally effective vaccine strategy must cope with the broad genetic diversity of HIV and contend with multiple transmission modalities.

Interventions to Improve Adolescent Vaccination What May Work and What Still Needs to Be Tested
Amanda F. Dempsey, Gregory D. Zimet

Since the development of the “adolescent platform” of vaccination in 1997, hundreds of studies have been conducted, identifying barriers to and...

Featured Articles

No Age-Specific Strategies for Immunization Reminders and Recalls: A Registry-Based Randomized Trial
Kevin J. Dombkowski, Lauren E. Costello, Laura B. Harrington, et al

Although previous studies have found reminder/recall to be effective in increasing immunization rates, little guidance exists regarding the...

No What the World’s Religions Teach, Applied to Vaccines and Immune Globulins
John D. Grabenstein

For millennia, humans have sought and found purpose, solace, values, understanding, and fellowship in religious practices.

No Prevalence of Parental Concerns about Childhood Vaccines: The Experience of Primary Care Physicians
Allison Kempe, Matthew F. Daley, Mary M. McCauley, et al

Little is known about the effects of increased parental vaccine safety concerns on physicians’ vaccine communication attitudes and practices.

No Association of Vaccine-Related Attitudes and Beliefs between Parents and Health Care Providers
Michelle J. Mergler, Saad B. Omer, William K.Y. Pa, et al

Health care providers influence parental vaccination decisions. Over 90% of parents report receiving vaccine information from their child’s health...

No Vaccine Policy and Arkansas Childhood Immunization Exemptions: A Multi-Year Review
Haytham Safi, J. Gary Wheeler, Gordon R. Reeve, et al

An increase in total vaccine exemptions (medical, philosophic, and religious) occurred in Arkansas after a 2003 legislation added a philosophic...

No The Growth of Retail Clinics in Vaccination Delivery in the U.S.
Lori Uscher-Pines, Katherine M. Harris, Rachel M. Burns, Ateev Mehrotra

Retail clinics are a promising venue in which to promote and administer vaccinations; however, little is known about who receives vaccinations at...

No Use of Standing Orders for Adult Influenza Vaccination: A National Survey of Primary Care Physicians
Richard K. Zimmerman, Steven M. Albert, Mary Patricia Nowalk, et al

Influenza vaccination of adults remains below recommended levels. Standing orders programs (SOPs) that allow non-physician medical staff to assess...

No Adherence to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendation to Prevent Injuries from Postvaccination Syncope: A National Physician Survey
Wan-Ting Huang, Christina Suh, Elizabeth Campagna, et al

Little is known about physicians’ adherence to the 2006 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation that providers strongly...

No Adult Vaccination Disparities among Foreign-Born Populations in the U.S., 2012
Peng-jun Lu, Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, Alissa O’Halloran, et al

Foreign-born persons are considered at higher risk of under vaccination and exposure to many vaccine-preventable diseases. Information on...

No Herpes Zoster Vaccination among Adults Aged 60 Years and Older, in the U.S., 2008
Peng-jun Lu, Gary L. Euler, Rafael Harpaz

Shingles (herpes zoster [HZ]) is a localized, generally painful and debilitating disease that occurs most frequently among older adults.

No Mortality Rates and Cause-of-Death Patterns in a Vaccinated Population
Natalie L. McCarthy, Eric Weintraub, Claudia Vellozzi, et al

Determining the baseline mortality rate in a vaccinated population is necessary to be able to identify any unusual increases in deaths following...

No Parental Perspectives of Vaccine Safety and Experience of Adverse Events Following Immunisation
Adriana Parrella, Michael Gold, Helen Marshall, et al

We aimed to determine demographic predictors of parental vaccine safety and risk perceptions, and assess the relationship between the occurrence...

No Redefining Meaningful Use Achieving Interoperability with Immunization Registries
Kevin J. Dombkowski, Sarah J. Clark

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instituted substantial incentives to providers to help foster the adoption and...

Vaccine Safety Newsletters

from the Brighton Collaboration

The Brighton Collaboration is a scientifically independent non-profit partnership designed to provide high-quality vaccine safety information.  Working in partnership with the Brighton Collaboration, the Joint Vaccine Education Resource Center is pleased to provide the latest issues of the Brighton Collaboration Vaccine Safety Quarterly Newsletter.

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Joint Vaccine Print Supplement

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Vaccine will jointly lead and deliver a print and online supplement featuring more than a dozen new peer-reviewed articles covering:

  • Vaccine safety
  • Vaccine acceptance and hesitancy
  • Challenges to vaccination of adolescents
  • Immunization knowledge and beliefs of pregnant women
  • Issues associated with assessing immunization coverage in developing and developed countries
  • Lessons learned from the introduction of new vaccines into routine immunization schedules
  • State-of-the-Art updates on a number of vaccines including
    • Group B Streptococcus
    • Influenza
    • Rotavirus
  • And more

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