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This web page provides a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statement on the safety of thimerosal in vaccines and links to CDC and outside resources that provide further information on this topic.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thimerosal in Vaccines

This page contains information on thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative that has been used in vaccines. The page also includes links to other resources on thimerosal and vaccines.

Author: US Food and Drug Administration


This information sheet covers issue relating to the use of thiomersal (also known as thimerosal) in vaccines, including why it is used, evidence regarding safety, and the World Health Organization's position on the issue.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

Thiomersal - Questions and Answers

This in-depth fact sheet provides common questions and answers related to the use of thiomersal (also known as thimerosal) in vaccines. It includes general information about thiomersal, which vaccines contain it and why, updates on additional …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

Too Hot, Too Cold: Issues with Vaccine Storage

This article, published in Pediatrics, describes the importance of following recommendations for vaccine storage and outlines specific steps immunization providers should take to prevent storage of vaccines outside of their required temperatures.

Author: Pickering LK, Wallace G, Rodewald L

Publication date: 2006

Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM)

This eight-module training manual aims to help mid-level immunization managers effectively deliver vaccines to their communities. The modules are focused on: cold chain, vaccines, and safe-injection equipment management; partnering with the …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008

Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste

This document contains a set of training modules designed to be adapted for use in various health care settings. The purpose of these materials is for use in training health workers in the management of sharps waste. These materials are divided into …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2005

Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal

This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, shredding, and compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2005

Tunisia: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions

This document describes how project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health are collaborating to explore new logistics and supply chain solutions that can optimize the vaccine supply chain.

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Understanding and Addressing Childhood Immunization Coverage in Urban Slums

Supported by the US Agency for International Development, the authors of this article, published in Indian Pediatrics, identified challenges and potential solutions for improving immunization coverage in urban slums.

Author: Agarwal S, Bhanot A, Goindi G

Publication date: 2005

Understanding How Vaccines Work

Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. This fact sheet explains how the body fights …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2013

Understanding the Root Causes of Cold Chain Equipment Failure: Results From a Pilot Study in Uganda

This document reports the results of a case study in Uganda to identify and understand the causes of vaccine cold chain equipment failure. It explains the reasons for the equipment failure and provides recommendations to four key …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Understanding Vaccines

This fact sheet on understanding vaccines describes how vaccines work and lists the different types of vaccines.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

Understanding Vaccines

This web page provides an overview on vaccines. It includes information on the history of vaccines; explanations of how vaccines work, including information on the different types of vaccines; the ingredients used in vaccines; links to the US …


United Nations Children's Fund

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) advocates and works for the protection of children's rights, to help the young meet their basic needs, and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Search for keyword …

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

United States Government Support for a Fully Immunized World

This infographic outlines the vital role the US government plays in supporting immunization activities throughout the world, including investments in research and development, purchasing vaccines and supplies, strengthening vaccine delivery systems, …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Unplugged and Keeping Cool—Testing Off-Grid Vaccine Storage Solutions in Vietnam

Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. Project Optimize collaborated with the Vietnam National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate two …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Unsafe Injections, Fatal Injections

The authors of this paper provide an overview of medical and social science wisdom on the extent of unsafe injections and the complex reasons why many injections are given in an unsafe manner.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2000

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The US Commitment to Global Immunization: Protecting Communities From Infectious Disease

This fact sheet highlights the US government’s efforts in global immunization, including support for international efforts with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, as well as immunization activities carried out …

Author: PATH, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Red Cross, et al.

Publication date: 2017

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