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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Majority of adults support mandatory vaccinations for school-aged children, 33% of parents with young children believe ‘vaccinations can cause autism’

PRESS RELEASE According to a survey released today by the National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s pioneering consumer organization, adult Americans lack sufficient information about the safety of vaccines More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Newshounds Unite!: Ebola, Heartland virus disease and Donald Trump with Coston and Crof

It was a fun airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show Saturday as I was joined by two of the premiere newshounds and infectious disease bloggers out there, Mike Coston, who runs Avian Flu Diary, and Crawford More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Vaccinations, the vaccine-autism link and Kristin Cavallari

Tara Smith, PhD, Associate Professor with the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology at Kent State University College of Public Health and owner of the blog, Aetiology talks More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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British health officials recommend Bexsero as part of routine childhood immunization schedule

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in Great Britain has recommended the inclusion of the meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, to be part of the routine childhood immunization schedule, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Medical conspiracism: Monsanto, autism and the CIA-HIV link

In a new survey publish in the JAMA Internal Medicine this week, researchers from the University of Chicago looked at some of the more common “medical conspiracies” and how much the public subscribes More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Miami researchers make a dramatic step towards an HIV vaccine

The elusive HIV/AIDS vaccine. Researchers have been trying to develop this vital preventive tool for the viral syndrome for years. Now, researchers at the  University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Center More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Princeton student’s possible adverse reaction to Bexsero: What is Rhabdomyolysis?

Just one week after Princeton University administered the second dose of the unlicensed meningococcal meningitis vaccine, Bexsero, and the week the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) began giving the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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HPV vaccine: Conversations between pediatricians and parents key to ensuring daughters get vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says despite there being available protective vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) since 2006, they say the HPV vaccine uptake in the US is relatively More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Flu shots: 2014-15 influenza season recommendations for the northern hemisphere released

The World Health Organization (WHO)  Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), a global public health laboratory network coordinated by WHO, today released the recommended composition of influenza More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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UC Santa Barbara will be offering the meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, starting Feb. 24

In a follow-up to a story one month ago, The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), who has experienced four cases of meningococcal meningitis group B during a three week time frame in Nov. 2013, will More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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The Flu Shot: Help choosing which one to get

They say I should do it…., I know I should do it…,  and If I do it… Which one do I do? Why every year? Here’s help: Flu viruses are smart. They change and mutate each year.  The big term “antigenic More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Israeli company, BiondVax Pharmaceuticals say universal flu vaccine matches all six potentially pandemic flu strains

PRESS RELEASE Universal flu vaccine developer,  BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd announced Tuesday that they have completed a series of biological and other tests, comparing the vaccine elements and the elements More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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One lot of Gardasil recalled due to risk of glass particles in vials

Pharmaceutical giant, Merck, has voluntarily recalled one lot of its human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, in the United States, including Puerto Rico. The recall is due to the potential for a limited More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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One in five Americans report having not received the flu vaccine due to fear that it causes flu: Survey

PRESS RELEASE According to a new survey released by the National Consumers League (NCL), fears and misperceptions about flu vaccines persist among Americans—adults and parents of children under the age of 17 More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Princeton inoculates 91 percent of eligible University members

After four days of a vaccine clinic at  the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University, school officials say that 5,268 eligible individuals, or 91 percent of the University community received the first dose of More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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National Influenza Vaccination Week: ‘It’s not too late to vaccinate!’

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week! What is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)? It’s a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. NIVW More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Princeton to host ‘open forums’ about meningitis and the vaccination

Princeton University announced today that they will be holding open forums Thursday and Friday (Dec. 5 and 6) for faculty, staff and students who want to learn more about the meningococcal vaccine and bacterial More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Zambia goes national with rotavirus vaccine

Following a successful pilot program in Lusaka Province two years ago, Zambia has now rolled out the rotavirus vaccine as part of its national immunization program, according to a report from PATH yesterday. ZambiaImage/CIA In More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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FDA study looks at pertussis vaccines and rising rates of whooping cough

A new study is helping to provide a better understanding of vaccines for whooping cough, the common name for the disease pertussis. Based on an animal model, the study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Princeton announces dates for receiving meningitis B vaccine

The New Jersey university, which has experienced eight cases of  serogroup B meningococcal disease since March, has announced the dates they will be administering the vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal More...


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