History of Vaccines Blog
Predictions for 2027 at the Annual Conference for Vaccine Research
American Presidents and Infectious Diseases
We've expanded and updated a popular post from 2012 by History of Vaccines former intern Alexandra Linn.
Spanish Influenza Pandemic and Vaccines
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and we’re taking a look back to 1918, the time of the “Spanish” influenza pandemic. When the illness emerged, several useful vaccines had already been developed: smallpox, typhoid fever, and rabies, for example.
From ID Week: Adult Immunization Barriers and Promoters
How is the immune system similar to your marathon time? As we age, our immune response decreases at the same slope that our marathon race times increase. Presenters described this and some of the other problems of immunizing adults in the Symposium on Adult Immunizations, an early session at the Infectious Diseases Society 2014 conference at the Philadelphia Convention Center.