Thursday July 6, 2017
Here at TIP, we were thinking about honor and statues recently because a friend traveling in Switzerland posted a wonderful photo of a statue honoring a different kind of hero: Edward Jenner, who developed the smallpox vaccine. It stands in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.
Thursday June 29, 2017
We at The Immunization Partnership advocated for several pieces of helpful vaccine-related legislation this year. One bill would have enabled parents to see the vaccine-exemption rates at their local schools so that they could make informed decisions about which schools were likely to be the safest and healthiest for their children.
Thursday June 22, 2017
Nick Springer was only 14 and off to what was supposed to be a wonderful summer at camp. But according to an article earlier this month, the Colorado boy was suddenly stricken ill.
Thursday June 15, 2017
Not all visitors to The Immunization Project’s website are deeply engaged in the medical and policy aspects of vaccines. Perhaps you’re a parent wondering about the safety of vaccines. Maybe you’re, like us, a true believer in vaccines as one of the safest, most life-saving medical advances in history, but you have friends or relatives who aren’t vaccinating, and you’re not sure how to respond to their concerns.
Thursday June 8, 2017
What does a measles outbreak in Minnesota have to do with the health of Texas? Quite a lot, actually. It was a Texan—disgraced one-time researcher Andrew Wakefield, stripped of his medical license because of his false and fraudulently produced claim that the measles vaccine is linked to autism—who visited Minnesota to persuade parents in the Somali community that they could prevent autism in their children by foregoing the vaccine.