Archive for the ‘Vaccine news’ Category

MMR studied again! No link to autism found.

Yes, we've heard this one before, but it's worth mentioning yet again for those who doubted all the studies that came before this one. Three separate research teams across the world set out to try to replicate the findings of a 10 year old discredited study on the combo MMR vaccine and concerns for it […]

HIB Vaccine Recall

As expected, the Centers for Disease Control have recommended that the booster dose of HIB vaccine (given at either the 12 or 15 month well check) be postponed until the vaccine shortage is over. Children who are considered high risk of getting HIB infection are still prioritized to get their booster shots. Babies will continue […]

HIB Vaccine Recall

As you may have heard, Merck pharmaceutical company has recalled 10 lots (batches) of vaccinations that protect against the bacterial infection known as HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae B). This amounts to about 1 million doses being taken off the market. Merck voluntarily did this as a precautionary measure when manufacturing equipment was found to be contaminated […]

The New McCarthyism: Vaccines & Autism

Here is a reprint of guest opinion authored by Dr. Ari Brown in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal: October 27, 2007    Vaccines and AutismBy ARI BROWNOctober 27, 2007; Page A8Dangerous vaccines that harm kids. An epidemic of disabled children, hurt by an uncaring medical establishment. Sounds like a B-grade Hollywood thriller. But this is […]

Rotavirus vaccine, adverse events

Hi All,For those of you who have infants 6 months old or younger: You may have heard that the FDA has made a statement regarding 28 cases of bowel twisting (intussusception) and potential link to the rotavirus vaccine (Rotateq) Now, before anyone panics….There have been 3.5 million doses of the vaccine distributed since its approval […]

New Rotavirus vaccine debuts

Rotavirus is a horrible stomach virus that causes severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Over 50,000 kids get hospitalized in the United States every year due to this bug. Almost all kids get this infection, but it is most severe in infants and children under age three. The rotavirus vaccine was approved by the Food and […]

Chickenpox booster shot

Because we’ve received some questions from our readers, we wanted to give you a little more info regarding the new chickenpox recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and their advisory committee on immunization practices (ACIP) recommended on June 29, 2006 that the chickenpox vaccine should be a series of two doses instead of just one. […]