News/Outbreaks


Rising Rates of Measles, Mumps and Pertussis of Great Concern.

By Christine Vara Last month I posted an article that discussed the spread of measles as a result of low immunization rates.  One reference I made was in the...


Adults Need to Consider Vaccines Too

By Christine Vara When I began my affiliation with Shot of Prevention, I encouraged readers to join me on my journey as I learned about vaccines and their effect...


Parents Encouraged to Talk with Pediatricians Regarding Vaccines

By Alanna Levine, MD, FAAP (Pediatrician and Spokesperson for the Protect Tomorrow campaign) I see many children and parents each week in my pediatric practice. Just as I talk to...


PBS Frontline's "The Vaccine War" is worth watching

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation I highly recommend PBS’s “The Vaccine War” which first aired on April 27 on PBS, and which will be replayed several times this week...


National Infant Immunization Awareness Week

By Christine Vara, Next week is National Infant Immunization Awareness Week (NIIW) when efforts are made in hundreds of communities across the nation to increase awareness of the importance...


Measles and Immunity: It’s all In the Numbers

By Christine Vara A recent NPR article I read chronicled a measles resurgence tied to people who intentionally choose to go unvaccinated.  In Vancouver, foreign travelers to the Olympics...


Watch Out, Southeast! H1N1 Is Back.

By Amy Pisani H1N1 is back in the news as the Southeast is again reporting cases.  It seems no coincidence that the states reporting the lowest vaccination rates against...


Vaccine Court Denies All Three “Thimerosal Causes Autism” Test Cases

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation This afternoon, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (i.e. Vaccine Court) issued its decision on whether thimerosal-containing vaccines can cause autism.  The...


Once Again, Court Rules Vaccines DO NOT Cause Autism

By Amy Pisani The U.S. Court of Federal Claims today issued a decision on the Omnibus Autism Proceeding’s second theory that vaccines which contain thimerosal (a preservative) do not...


News from our friends at Families Fighting Flu

Check out the following items from our friends at Families Fighting Flu. They have some excellent resources to offer! Participate in the Families Fighting Flu Survey! FFF created an...