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Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Eliminated in the Americas

September 28, 2017

Infant receiving immunization, Haiti
Ketcia Orilius, a community health worker in Robin, Haiti, gives an infant an immunization.

Photo credit: David Rochkind/USAID

35 Measles Deaths in Europe in 12 Month Period

July 11, 2017

Boy with measles, 1920s
Boy with measles. Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Predictions for 2027 at the Annual Conference for Vaccine Research

April 24, 2017

Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness About 48% This Season

February 21, 2017

Influenza Virion
Influenza Virion, CDC, Frederick Murphy

Anti-Vaccine Activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Claims to Head Trump Vaccine Panel

January 11, 2017

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2010, courtesy Markey.Senate.gov

President-Elect Donald Trump and Vaccines

November 10, 2016

Trump Tweet on vaccines
March 2014 Tweet

What does the United States president-elect have to say about vaccines?

Measles Elimination in the Americas

September 30, 2016

Boy with Measles, 1920s. The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Boy with Measles, 1920s. The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Smallpox in Philadelphia, 1925

September 27, 2016

Smallpox in Philadelphia 1925. The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Smallpox in Philadelphia 1925. The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Carley Roche, an intern here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, wrote today's blog post.

Zika Virus: Expert Discussion by Scott Weaver, PhD

May 17, 2016

Scott C. Weaver, PhD, at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Scott C. Weaver, PhD, at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Zika Virus: History, Neurologic Disease, and Threat to the Americas

May 12, 2016

Aedes aegyti, The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaThe College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a public program on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 8 am (breakfast at 7:30am) on the Zika virus epidemic. Scott C.