January 2013

History of Vaccines Blog


History of Vaccines Publishes Book

January 28, 2013

As of today, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and The History of Vaccines have published a book. It has been in the making for the past several months and features new material and material adapted from the History of Vaccines website.

New Videos: March of Dimes and Polio

January 17, 2013

David Rose, Archivist, March of DimesWe've just posted a set of video clips of an interview we conducted in October 2012 with March of Dimes archivist David Rose.

Influenza Vaccine Uptake Here at the College

January 14, 2013

My arm, 2011I take the influenza vaccine just about every year, and blogged about my reasons for doing so last year.

Looking Back at the CIDRAP Influenza Vaccine Report

January 9, 2013

Influenza viruses, copyright Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.Every year, beginning in early fall, public health messages go out to the American public encouraging influenza immunizations. The reason for this is simple to understand. Influenza causes yearly epidemics during the cold months in each hemisphere – December to March in the northern hemisphere and June to September in the southern hemisphere.