immunization

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Measles Reemerges in Vietnam
Feb 28, 2014 | Colleen Nguyen

After three years of relative quiet, measles has reemerged with vengeance in Vietnam. Since January 2014, an outbreak that has spread through twenty-...

Introducing: "Just the Vax, Please."
Nov 4, 2013 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Hi, I’m Jane. And I’m Robyn. We’re public health nerds with one very important thing in common: we’re passionate about vaccines. In the public health...

Polio Suspected in Syria
Oct 28, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

UPDATE 10/29/13: The World Health Organization has reported their laboratory in Tunis isolated the wild polio virus in samples taken from 10 of 22...

National Immunization Awareness Month: Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids
Aug 22, 2013 | Jane Huston

The need for immunizations doesn’t end with childhood. Each year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are...

Why 223 Cases of Polio Still Matter
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

For many Americans, especially young adults, poliovirus not only has no relevance to their lives, they may not even be sure what it is or how it...

Thimerosal To Return To Vaccines?
Dec 21, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In a press release from Dec. 17, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the World Health Organization’s recommendation that thimersol, an...

Lenient Standards Lead to More Medical Exemptions From Vaccines in Kindergartners
Sep 7, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

In states where medical exemptions for school vaccinations are easier to get, exemption rates are higher, according to a new study published late...