History of Vaccines Blog
Black History Month: Loney Clinton Gordon Contributes to the Development of the Vaccine Against Whooping Cough
Loney Clinton Gordon was born in Arkansas in 1915. After moving to Michigan as a young girl, Ms. Gordon attended Michigan State College and earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics and chemistry in 1939. In 1944, after a short stint trying to be a dietitian, Ms. Gordon found her place at the Michigan Department of Health’s Grand Rapids laboratory. A short time after that, she worked with Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering (two female doctors) at the Western Michigan Laboratories.
Predictions for 2027 at the Annual Conference for Vaccine Research
Women's History Month: Pittman and Kendrick
With Women’s History Month coming to an end, intern Carley Roche recognizes two influential female researchers whose work has saved countless lives.
ACIP Makes New Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations
Today's blog post is by Andreas Bollmann, MD, PhD, FAAP, a Philadelphia-area pediatrician and History of Vaccines advisor.
Pertussis Epidemic in Washington State
Recommendations on Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination for Adolescents and Adults
*Update* -- Note that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on October 27, 2010, for new recommendations regarding Tdap vaccination.
NFID Vaccine Research Conference: Challenges in Immunization Policy
A Monday afternoon session at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Annual Conference on Vaccine Research was entitled “Current Challenges in Immunization Policy.” The topics ranged from vaccine hesitancy, effectiveness of acellular pertussis vaccine, and the burden of adverse events from rotavirus vaccination.
Notes from Vaccine Update Webinar with Paul Offit, MD
On March 13, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center sponsored a vaccine update webinar with Paul A. Offit, MD, as the speaker and moderator. Dr. Offit discussed items in the news related to vaccines as well as decisions taken at recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meetings in Atlanta.