Attached please find 3 articles concerning vaccine safety, the antivaccination movement and autism published in the November-December issue of Skeptical Inquirer, the official publication of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). The articles are well written and referenced, and directly address some of the most vexing vaccine safety issues we encounter. They are written at a level appropriate for most clinicians, and the public with higher educational levels.

Historically, CSI investigates and debunks fringe and paranormal claims, such as cryptozoology (Big Foot, Loc Ness, etc), UFO abductions and psychic "phenomena" (ghosts, hauntings, psychics) but also addresses medical fringe and "alt/comp" issues, such as chiropractic, naturopathy, magnet therapy, implanted memories, etc. See their website at http://www.csicop.org/.

We have obtained permission from the editor of Skeptical Inquirer to distribute the articles. If you distribute the articles further please note that you do so with the permission of the organization.

William Atkinson, MD, MPH
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sara B. Moran RN BSN PHN
Epidemiology Designee
Burlington District
PO Office Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
802-951-0072 or 802-863-7323