How to use this website
The Vaccine Resource Library (VRL) offers a wide variety of documents and links in a web-based database that provides a variety of ways to view information and access resources.
From the Access Resources box, located at the top of the right-side column on every page, you can select the link to "View all resources." This opens the VRL's complete database of resources, which you can filter to specific parameters by selecting options from the fields provided:
- Diseases and vaccines: Resources covering specific diseases and vaccines that are addressed by PATH's work and included in the VRL.
- Immunization topics: Resources related to specific immunization topic areas that are addressed by PATH's work and included in the VRL.
- Region: Resources may be related to a specific part of the world, or could have global interest.
- Language: In addition to English, the VRL includes resources in Arabic, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
- Resource type: Resources are typically categorized as: fact sheet; film/video; newsletter/article; PATH resource; peer-reviewed journal; presentation; report; training material; or website.
- Publication date: Resources with a specific publication date are listed by year, though some of our resources (such as websites) are undated.
Using summary pages
In addition to a database of resources, the VRL also provides summary information about the immunization topics, diseases, and vaccines included in the database. To learn more about a specific subject area, select a topic from the text links on the home page or the drop-down menus at the top of every page to visit a summary page. Summary pages may include the following:
- "Key resources" are significant, seminal resources for the selected issue.
- "Featured PATH resources" are PATH-produced resources available in the VRL and related to the selected issue.
- On the diseases and vaccines summary pages, select the "more about" link to find in-depth web pages containing bulleted lists of basic information about the disease and the status of related vaccines.
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Page last updated: September 2011.