History of Vaccines Blog


December 15, 2018  Rene F. Najera

In this week's compendium, measles in Florida and New York, Hepatitis A in Illinois, three new Ebola vaccines show promise, and The Hulk had a reaction to a vaccine... Read More...

Posted in: General

December 14, 2018  Rene F. Najera

Animal health and human health go hand-in-hand, especially now that humans are encroaching more and more into the habitats of wild animals. Watch as these scientists immunize some seals against morbillivirus, a virus that may one reach the seals in Hawaii. Read More...

Posted in: General

December 13, 2018  Rene F. Najera

In a time when news and opinions go around the world at the speed of light, who makes sure that lies and misinformation are not being disseminated? We know that editorial boards and their members make sure that traditional and established media publish the truth and are corrected if a mistake happens, but who would serve in that role when it comes to opinions? And what kind of “editing,” if any, should they do? Read More...

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December 8, 2018  Rene F. Najera

The world of vaccines and vaccine science is always changing. Here are the latest news we've rounded-up for you... Read More...

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December 3, 2018  Rene F. Najera

The recent death of a university student from an adenovirus infection has brought the virus and the disease it causes into the limelight, along with questions about the existing vaccine that is only given to military service members at this time. Read More...

Posted in: General, Public Health

December 1, 2018  Rene F. Najera

It's that time of the week... Time for us to tell you what's trending in the world of vaccine science. Read More...

Posted in: General

November 29, 2018  Rene F. Najera

A quick video from Sanofi -- a vaccine manufacturer -- on how vaccines are made, from beginning to end. Read More...

Posted in: General

November 23, 2018  Rene F. Najera

There were a lot of vaccine-related news in the world. Here are some of our top picks for you... Read More...

Posted in: General, Influenza, Measles, Vaccine Research

November 20, 2018  Rene F. Najera

Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease that has almost been eradicated from the planet through the use of a safe and effective vaccine. Fifty-plus years ago, it ravaged children around the globe in an indiscriminate manner, leaving many of them unable to breathe on their own. For those who could afford it or have access to it, the Iron Lung was a way to keep breathing. Read More...

Posted in: General, Polio

November 19, 2018  Rene F. Najera

Measles was originally eliminated from the United States back in the year 2000. By eliminated, we mean that the disease is no longer being transmitted from person to person in a regular way. It is no longer one of the different childhood diseases, and it shouldn't. Lately, it seems that measles is trying to make a comeback, especially in populations where there are enough unvaccinated (and, thus, susceptible) individuals to trigger an outbreak. So let's see what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health are reporting about measles... Read More...

Posted in: Measles