April 2012

History of Vaccines Blog


Philadelphia Study Examines Varicella and Herpes Zoster

April 30, 2012

Chickenpox lesions on back. Wellcome Collection, London.By Thomas Fekete, MD, FCPP, Section Chief, Infectious Diseases; Professor, Medicine; Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology; School of Medicine, Temple University

The Modern American Vaccine Debate 4/24

April 23, 2012

The History of Vaccines invites you to attend The Wistar Institute Authors Series program “The Modern American Vaccine Debate.” The event will be held Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 pm at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia. It is presented as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival.

Adenovirus Vaccines Reinstated After Long Absence

April 17, 2012

Adenovirus 3, 4, 7 vaccine, 1958. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.Eighteen years after the sole manufacturer of adenovirus vaccine announced its discontinuation, adenovirus type 7 and type 4 vaccines are once again available for U.S. military trainees. The adenovirus vaccination program resumed in October 2011, with enlisted soldiers receiving the vaccine during basic training.