History of Vaccines Blog


Panel Discussion, May 14, Pennsylvania Personal Belief Exemption

April 23, 2015

Pennsylvania Capitol BuildingPlease join us on May 14, 2015, at 6:30 pm, when we'll be hosting a panel discussion on legislation pending in the Pennsylvania state legislature that would end philosophical/moral/personal belief exemptions to school vaccination requirements.

Children, Conflict, and Polio

May 14, 2014

National Library of Medicine, 101579926. WWI Red Cross NurseThe sight of a red cross or crescent on a white background is supposed to signal medical aid, neutrality, and safety. In conflicts around the world, however, hostile actors are flouting decades of protocol and the Geneva convention itself: they are killing and kidnapping Red Cross, Red Crescent, and other emergency aid workers.

NFID Vaccine Research Conference: Challenges in Immunization Policy

April 29, 2014

Bordetella pertussis, CDCA 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.