News/Outbreaks


Government moves past the vaccine-autism debate

By Amy Pisani Hi everyone, I’m not sure how familiar you are with the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, but it is the committee within the department of Health and...


H1N1 Vaccine: No “Golden Ticket”

By Amy Pisani It’s early November and I’m no closer to attaining H1N1 vaccine for my nine year old. My pediatrician has basically given up and suggested I get...


60 Minutes Gives First-Ever Glimpse of the H1N1 Vaccine Production Plant

By Amy Pisani Yesterday, CBS’ 60 Minutes gave us a peek into the United States’ only H1N1 flu vaccine production facility in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania – allowing the public to...


Pnock Out Pneumonia with the Best Shot Foundation

By David Rubenstein, Best Shot Foundation Today is World Pneumonia Day – a day to amplify the quiet global discussion about how best to solve a forgotten health crisis...


Journalist’s Vaccine Article Draws Hate Mail

By Amy Pisani Hi Everyone.  Amy Wallace, who wrote the excellent cover story for the November issue of Wired Magazine on the anti-vaccine movement has just been interviewed on...


We Are All Living Proof

By Amy Pisani Last night I was glued to my computer watching the live webcast of the Gates Foundation’s Living Proof Project:  U.S. Investments in Global Health are Working. ...


H1N1 and Autism: What Parents Need to Know

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation There are two main questions that parents of children with autism have been asking us about H1N1 virus and H1N1 vaccine. The...


Welcome to Shot of Prevention from Danielle Romaguera

By Danielle Romaguera Hello and welcome to Shot of Prevention! As co-editor, I am very excited to be launching this blog, and am looking forward to the conversations we...


Vaccinating Against H1N1 is the Right Choice

By Mark Sawyer, MD According to a recent Associate Press-GfK poll, more than a third of parents do not want to vaccinate their children against H1N1. Some seem to...