News/Outbreaks


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...


Better Late Than Never

By Amy Pisani Tonight my small town in Eastern Connecticut will yet again host an immunization clinic at a local high school to provide H1N1 vaccine to the public....


Help for Haiti: CDC's Role

[Ed. Note: I just wanted to follow up on my recent post on Haiti relief, Small Change Can Make a Big Difference in Haiti, and bring attention to some...


The Decade of Vaccines is Upon Us

By Amy Pisani Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help people all over the world lead healthy,...


Small Change Can Make a Big Difference in Haiti

By Amy Pisani I, like the rest of you, have been in disbelief over the devastation in Haiti.  I think the only positive thing to come out of this...


More children in U.S. are fully vaccinated

By Amy Pisani Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. It seems like we are heading into 2010 with some great news....


Thank You and Congratulations to Dr. Tom Frieden

By Amy Pisani Congratulations to CDC’s Dr. Thomas Frieden, One of Time Magazine’s, People Who Mattered in 2009.  Time magazine has named CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden as one...