History of Vaccines Blog


June 30, 2019  Rene F. Najera

New vaccines against diseases that affect farm animals like swine and cows are always being developed. Those animals, along with pets and other domesticated animals, benefit from vaccines for protection against diseases. Read more...

Posted in: General, Vaccine Research

June 28, 2019  Rene F. Najera

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend that men up to age 26 be vaccinated against HPV and that both men and women up to age 45 should discuss with their healthcare providers the benefits of getting vaccinated. Read more...

Posted in: General, HPV

June 23, 2019  Rene F. Najera

More deaths from measles than from Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, most of them in children. So which disease is worse? Which should be addressed first? Read more...

Posted in: Ethics, General, Measles, Public Health

June 21, 2019  Rene F. Najera

Infectious diseases have been with humans from the very beginning, and they travel with humans to this day. What's worse, our intelligence allows us to spread these diseases farther and faster than ever before. Read more...

Posted in: General, Measles, Public Health

June 21, 2019  Rene F. Najera

Students at the Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, put together a documentary on the polio epidemic in the United States. Read more...

Posted in: General, Polio

June 16, 2019  Rene F. Najera
Posted in: General, Measles, Polio

June 13, 2019  Rene F. Najera

New research is showing that children are protected form chickenpox and from shingles if they are immunized according to the recommended US schedule. Read more...

Posted in: General, Varicella zoster

June 8, 2019  Rene F. Najera

The number of measles cases in the United States is the highest it has been in a lifetime, and there are no signs that it is slowing down. Read more...

Posted in: General, Measles

June 2, 2019  Rene F. Najera

Political fights over vaccine requirements are not new, but they still make it difficult to fight off epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases. One such fight seems to be looming in California after Governor Gavin Newsom has expressed concerns over a recent bill aimed at reducing medical exemptions to immunization. Read more...

Posted in: General

May 26, 2019  Rene F. Najera

White-Nose Syndrome may be controlled via new vaccines given to bats through the modification of a racoon poxvirus, hopefully saving thousands of bats. Read more...

Posted in: General, Vaccine Research