Endemic measles was eliminated in the United States following the introduction of the measles vaccine over forty years ago; the MMR vaccine was licensed in 1971. However, the disease still
t s been a rough month for Jenny McCarthy. Following her backpedaling op-ed in the April 12th Chicago Sun-Times she has taken considerable heat for stating that she has never been anti-vaccine, as well as suggesting an alternative vaccination schedule based on her feelings. We at ACSH approached this from a different angle in a Dispatch item last week, where we asked why should anyone care in the least what a former model has to say about immunology.
As of Friday, March 7th, there have been a total of 16 confirmed cases of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, according to the New York City Health Department. These include seven adults and nine
The CDC recommends that children receive the DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hemophilus influenza type b) at 3, 5, and 12 months and the MMR vaccine
Each year, the CDC estimates the effectiveness of the current season s flu vaccine. They collected data from about 2300 children and adults in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network
The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends giving infants the first measles vaccine between ages 12 and 15 months, and then following that with a booster between the ages of 4 and 6 years. However, a new study suggests that getting the first shot at