December 2014

History of Vaccines Blog


Mumps Roughs Up Hockey Players

December 18, 2014

We've all been following the National Hockey League mumps outbreak in the past few weeks. And by now, those of us who are known for opining on infectious diseases have been asked by our friends why even people who are fully and recently vaccinated are coming down with the disease.

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2014: Interview with HHS Region 3 Administrator Paxman

December 11, 2014

Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, FCPPFor National Influenza Vaccination Week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, FCPP, Regional Health Administrator for the mid-Atlantic region, where he oversees public health initiatives for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Paxman is a Fellow here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

National Influenza Immunization Week 2014

December 10, 2014

Photo courtesy CDCIt's National Influenza Immunization Week, an observance sponsored every year by the CDC to highlight national immunization influenza vaccination recommendations. For the past several years, most people in the United States over 6 months of age have been recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to get the influenza vaccine.

Ebola Event December 8

December 2, 2014

CDC/NIAIDYou’ve read the headlines, now you can learn the facts. Ebola: Let's Talk About This Virus is an opportunity for medical and non-medical audiences to learn more about Ebola virus and Ebola virus disease from specialists.