Network Italiano dei Servizi di Vaccinazione (NIV)
Italian (with some links to English documents)
Audience: members of the public and health-care professionals
The aim of the web site of the Italian Network of Vaccination Services (NIV) is to provide information on vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine safety to both the general public and health-care professionals (in separate sections). The site was created with the dual purpose of answering parental concerns as well as offering a useful tool for health-care professionals involved in vaccination issues.
Since 2001, the NIV has issued a weekly electronic newsletter that provides the abstracts of the latest scientific papers and other news on vaccination-related topics translated into Italian. Links are provided to the original abstract or full text article when available. The NIV was established in 2000 and represents a network of vaccination services of the Italian National Health System. The network is officially recognized by all of the regional governments in Italy.
Date of primary evaluation: February 2005
Date of most recent evaluation: October 2008