April 2015

History of Vaccines Blog


Rubella Elimination in the Americas

April 30, 2015

Courtesy CDCThe Pan-American Health Organization of the World Health Organization announced that endemic transmission of rubella in the Americas has ended and that the Americas are rubella-free.

Panel Discussion, May 14, Pennsylvania Personal Belief Exemption

April 23, 2015

Pennsylvania Capitol BuildingPlease join us on May 14, 2015, at 6:30 pm, when we'll be hosting a panel discussion on legislation pending in the Pennsylvania state legislature that would end philosophical/moral/personal belief exemptions to school vaccination requirements.

60 Years of Polio Vaccines

April 10, 2015

Polio Pioneer Card, 1954Sixty years ago, on April 12, 1955, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the results of the largest clinical trial in history were announced. To the tremendous relief of a hopeful nation, Thomas Francis Jr., MD, revealed that the Salk inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine was “safe, effective, and potent” against paralytic polio.