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The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is part of the Food and Drug Administration. Its mission is to protect and enhance public health through the regulation of biological and related products including blood, vaccines, tissue, allergenics, and cellular and gene therapies.

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Its mission is the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases.

Other Resources

Grabenstein JD. ImmunoFacts: vaccines and immunologic drugs. St. Louis: Facts & Comparisons; 2002- .

Pink Book: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. 12th ed. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control; 2012 May. Available in print also.

Plotkin SA, Orenstein WA, Offit PA, editors. Vaccines. 6th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier/Saunders; 2013.

Stratton KR, et al. editors. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: evidence and causality. Washington (DC): National Academies Press; 2012.

Vaccines & Immunizations provides information from the CDC on vaccines, immunization schedules and recommendations, surveillance, requirements and laws. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control; 2013-.

Vaccines, Blood & Biologics. Silver Spring (MD): U.S. Food and Drug Administration; [page last updated 2016 Jul 14].

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