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The American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) activities and programs are funded through a wide variety of sources including membership dues, revenues from continuing medical education activities and publications, and unrestricted educational grants from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government. All funding is received with the strict understanding that the Academy has total control over the content, editorial policies and presentation of its programs, activities and publications.

The Children's Vaccine Program at PATH

The Children's Vaccine Program at PATH aims to significantly reduce the time it takes for vaccines to reach children living in poor countries. More than two million children die each year from diseases that these vaccines could prevent.

Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies that share an interest in immunization. IAC receives financial support from a variety of sources, including individual member contributions, the federal government, professional organizations, and unrestricted educational grants from pharmaceutical companies.

National Network for Immunization Information

The National Network for Immunization Information is a special project of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Nurses Association. It is currently supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As a criterion for funding, it is not permitted to accept project funds from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
PKIDs is a parent group whose highest priority is to seek the best care for their own children and to prevent other children from being harmed by infectious diseases. PKIDs is funded by parents, individuals, corporations, foundations and
unrestricted grants from pharmaceutical companies.

The Vaccine Education Center
at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was formed to provide accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about childhood vaccines, and the diseases they prevent, to parents and healthcare professionals. The Center is funded by the Henle Chair for Immunologic and Infectious Diseases from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Toys R Us Children's Fund and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. The Center does not accept support from pharmaceutical companies.

The Vaccine Page

The Vaccine Page is a source of daily news on vaccines from multiple sources and an annotated database of links to vaccine information. The database is a collection of over 2,000 sites for adults and teenagers, parents, practitioners and researchers, plus official country websites. It is partially funded by the Children's Vaccine Program at Path and partially by UniScience News Net, Inc.

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