VICP (vaccine injury compensation program)

Remember how we talked about how there are real vaccine injuries out there? Remember how we talked about how these stories help us identify vaccines that maybe need to go (or shouldn't be licensed in the first place)? All well and good, but what happens to those families? Well, they could sue the manufacturers I... Continue Reading →

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Vaccine Injuries

You’re probably wondering if pediatricians even believe in vaccine injuries. Every time you read some heart wrenching story a child who had some terrible outcome associated with a vaccine some doctor tells you it isn’t true. But how do they know? What gives them the right to judge? Science doesn’t know everything and new diseases... Continue Reading →

Rotavirus

This is by far my favorite childhood vaccine for the simple reason that it comes in the form of a yummy syrup that babies can swallow and doesn’t involve mean pokey needles. Also one of its formulators is the great Paul Offit and I think he’s pretty rad so yay rota vaccine! What’s rotavirus? In... Continue Reading →

Gardasil 2 – Just the studies, folks

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/867772?src=soc_fb_share – Paul Offit's editorial http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center/video/human-papillomavirus-vaccine#.V9cIRZMo6P8 – Paul Offit's video http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27428517 – looking at link with autoimmune disease in general, large cohort study with 65,000 subjects in each group (full text - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21645515.2016.1199308) http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6305a1.htm – summary article from ACIP with references to the studies they used http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24108159?dopt=Abstract – very large study of Swedish girls –... Continue Reading →

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