News/Outbreaks


Meningococcal Disease: How to Be Sure Your Teens Are Fully Protected

Guest Post By Lynn Bozof, President, the National Meningitis Association This post was written by an extraordinary woman who passed away only days ago. Lynn spent the last phase...


CA Medical Board Takes Action to Protect Children’s Health: Dr. Bob Sears Placed on Probation

By Amy Pisani,  Executive Director, ECBT (mother of two fully vaccinated teenage boys) Last week, the Medical Board of California ordered a 35-month probation for Dr. Bob Sears, an...


Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices June 2018 Meeting Update

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held their second of three annual meetings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA last week.  ECBT staff took...


With School Vaccine Exemptions on the Rise, What Can Be Done to Protect Our Students?

A new study published in PloS Medicine examined the increase we are seeing across the country in philosophical exemptions to school vaccine requirements. While some states have made it more...


What You Don’t Know About Hepatitis Can Hurt You

More than four million Americans are living with viral hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. In honor of Hepatitis Awareness Month, learn how the three types...


Rise in Vaccine Hesitancy Related to Pursuit of Purity: A Conversation with Professor Larson

The rise of alternative health practices and a quest for purity can partly explain the falling confidence in vaccines which is driving outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles,...


Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Every parent wants to do what's best for their children. In honor of National Infant Immunization Week 2018, we've outlined some of the top reasons experts give for immunizing...


Shingles Vaccine is the Silver Lining of Turning 50

After watching both my 73-year-old mother and my 18-year-old daughter suffer with shingles, I would do almost anything to avoid it. And last year, when a new and more...


What Your Dentist Should Be Telling You About Oral Cancer and HPV

During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the year, the dental community has a responsibility to help educate the public about the association between HPV and many oral cancers....


How One Teen is Engaging Her Peers to Help Eliminate HPV Related Cancers

Allyson is a 17 year-old high school student who is determined to put an end to HPV related cancers by encouraging her peers to use social media to ...