The Most Influential People in Vaccines

Vaccine Nation presents the 50 most influential people in vaccines Download the Most Influential People in Vaccines to find out: Has Bill Gates lost his top spot? Who are the 25 new entries? Which disease field has produced the most influential experts Over the last two months we asked you to vote for who you believe are the three most influential …

Has a CDC Whistleblower Really Come forward? #CDCwhistleblower

Antivaccine groups claim CDC scientist has confessed to a CDC cover up and fraud regarding a vaccine-autism link, comparing CDC to Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler [column class=”two-thirds”] Once again we find the world of social media ablaze with claims that ‘proof’ of a link between early MMR vaccination and autism has been uncovered. This time, through a none other than …

CDC Responds to #CDCwhistleblower Claims

CDC Statement Regarding 2004 Pediatrics Article, “Age at First Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination in Children With Autism and School-matched Control Subjects: A Population-Based Study in Metropolitan Atlanta” CDC shares with parents and others great concern about the number of children with autism spectrum disorder. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on autism, search for factors that put children at …

Focus on the Children: New study finds key to improving vaccine coverage

A new report shows the power of child orientated pro-vaccine messages when trying to convince parents to vaccinate their children A new study, published earlier this month in Pediatrics, has shown that, when trying to convince parents of young children, that emphasizing the benefits to their infant is more effective than pushing home the societal benefits of the MMR (measles, Mumps, and …

Measles No More: WHO declares the eradication of measles from Mongolia

Measles, a disease religiously vaccinated against in developed countries, has now been declared eradicated in Mongolia On the 8th of July 2014, the World Health Organisation granted the Mongolian government a measles-elimination certificate, certifying that the country is now officially measles free. This comes as surprising news considering the recent measles outbreak in the economic superpower of the world; the United States of America. …

Vaccines & Adverse Events: A comprehensive guide

Yet another report shows that vaccines are safe A meta-analysis, published today in Pediatrics, looked at 67 papers (reduced from 20,478 titles) on vaccine safety. The paper concluded that there is evidence to link some vaccines with serious adverse events, but that these adverse events are so extremely rare that, when weighed against the protective benefits that vaccine provide, vaccines are …

All Walgreens and Healthcare Clinic Locations Across Ohio Now Offering MMR Vaccinations in Response to Executive Order

Walgreens joins state health officials in providing measles information and services at nearly 300 convenient points of care statewide June 18, 2014 All of the more than 250 Walgreens pharmacies and 35 Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens throughout Ohio are now offering MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations daily with no appointment necessary, in response to this week’s executive order from …

MMRV Shows Increased Adverse Events Compared to MMR + Varicella Vaccines

The combined measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV) vaccine has demonstrated an increased risk of febrile seizures in children when compared to  individual MMR+V vaccinations. A paper published on Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that children who received the MMRV showed a rise in adverse events when compared to children who received MMR and Varicella vaccines …

Map of vaccine-preventable outbreaks

This interactive map from the Council on Foreign Relations charts global outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases since 2008. Whilst some of the data may not be all that surprising, the prevalence of whooping cough in the US, and mumps and measles in Europe is cause for concern. Perhaps particularly noteworth is the number of cases of measles and mumps in …