• Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine
    Somali-Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in immune response, still significantly ...More
    February 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Summarizes National Report on Elimination of Measles, Rubella
    An expert panel convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that the elimination of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) from the United States was sustained through 2011, according to a report published by JAMA ...More
    December 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Combination MMRV Vaccine Linked to Seizure Risk
    The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella ...More
    June 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Response to Vaccines Could Depend on Your Sex
    Biological differences between the sexes could be a significant predictor of responses to vaccines, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They examined published data from numerous adult and child vaccine trials and found that sex ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Childhood Vaccination Gaps Narrowing in U.S.
    About three-quarters of U.S. children received recommended vaccinations in 2008, up from about half in 2000, reports a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).“The goal of the study was to look at trends in vaccination disparities over the ...More
    January 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • Prenatal Exposure to Hong Kong Flu Associated With Reduced Intelligence in Adulthood
    The Hong Kong flu pandemic was responsible for more than 700,000 deaths worldwide in the late 1960s, with major disease outbreaks in Europe in the winter of 1969-1970. A number of studies have been conducted to determine if prenatal exposure to the influenza virus may ...More
    April 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Combo Shots Make Vaccines Less of a Pain in the Arm
    For children heading back to school this fall, the obligatory visit to the doctor’s office may leave them feeling less like a pincushion than in previous years. This is due in large part to the growing trend of combining vaccines and booster shots into one or two ...More
    July 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Online Tool Manages Children’s Vaccine Schedules
    Georgia Tech associate professor Pinar Keskinocak, graduate student Faramroze Engineer and executive secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC Larry Pickering (left to right) display the new online tool they developed that allows parents and ...More
    July 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Experts Agree: Vaccines Give Healthcare a Needed Shot in the Arm
    Vaccines will play a growing role in global public health, but controversies may impede their progress. That was the conclusion of four international experts at a symposium sponsored by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the fifth in a series on the future of ...More
    May 15, 2008 Posted in News
« Previous12Next »