Vaccination Information Portal (VIP) started of as a mobile app aimed at parents. But in December 2014 Apple censored the app from the AppStore saying that medical apps should come from medical institutions. VIP is still available as app for Android users.
In order to continue to serve parents with Apple devices, the content was instead published as a book, available from Amazon. The books is now the most up-to-date version, while the app is being phased out.
Our purpose is to help parents make informed decisions when it comes to vaccinating their children. VIP uses information from sources that can be checked and verified by anyone who is interested in doing so. Our information sources are mainly regulatory assessment reports, manufacturers’ information and studies published in peer-reviewed journals. The vaccination decision itself remains with each parent.
In January 2015 we also launched our searchable database. This database does not pretend to be balanced but by offering evidence for vaccination-critical statements, it nonetheless balances the information available elsewhere. It is meant to aid freedom of choice by providing parents who decide against vaccinating with the data they need to back up their choice.
VIP is primarily for parents in developed countries. The issue of travel vaccinations has not been considered and the focus is placed on routine childhood vaccinations with much of the data and information being based on the UK.
VIP is owned and published by Lightspring Ltd, a company registered in England with registered address in London.