Anti Vaccine Movement Claims Big Pharma has Infiltrated a High School Film Club

The anti vaccine movement has turned its sights on a California high school film club after they produced a documentary looking at the impact of vaccine refusal. The film, titled Invisible Threat, was created by students of Carlsbad High School and produced by local education advocate Lisa Posard, and so far there has been no indication that big pharma had any …

Video: What Role Will the Developing World Play in Future Vaccine Development?

At the World Vaccine Congress 2013 we asked a number of industry leaders about what role they believe the developing world would take in the development of vaccines. We will be catching up with more industry leaders at the end of March at World Vaccine Congress Washington 2014. As well as playing host to the premier vaccine industry awards, the …

Pro-Vaccine Messages Don’t Work

Provocative pro-vaccination messages fail to improve the likelihood that parents will consider getting their children vaccinated  according to a study published yesterday in Paediatrics. The study found that presenting parents, who had already declared concerns over getting their children vaccinated, were not convinced by the use of vaccine facts, images and stories used as part of CDC public health campaigns to …

Landmark 3 years for India in battle against polio

This week marks 3 years since India’s last reported case of polio. Thanks to the full support of the Indian government, an immunization push has eradicated polio from the country. But some fear a resurgence of the disease in other parts of the world. With Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria still on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of polio-endemic countries, …