Vaccines in the News

Vaccines in the News

Newly-approved shingles vaccine was developed at University of Colorado October 27, 2017
A new vaccine that does a better job of preventing shingles was developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the new vaccine -- called Shingrix -- last week and the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended it for patients 50 and older this week. The committee also recommended using Shingrix instead of the currently-available vaccine Zostavax. [+] more
How bad will flu season be? U. of C. researchers have had an idea for months October 27, 2017
If you’re wondering just how bad this year’s flu season will be, the University of Chicago has a prediction for you — worse than average, but better than last year’s major siege of the achy sniffles. [+] more
This Colorado startup is using a T-shirt to spark conversation about vaccination October 26, 2017
Jessie Frenkel was just excited about sharing a new T-shirt her startup had for sale; she wasn’t expecting all the blowback that came with it. Frenkel is one of the founders of a company called CureGear, a company that began with the idea of making leggings out of images produced in the lab. The startup turns clothing and jewelry into a way to raise scientific and disease awareness. One of the products they’re selling is a T-shirt that says, “Vaccines cause adults.” The post advertising the shirt, which has been shared more than 2,000 times as of Wednesday night, had hundreds of people arguing about vaccination in the comments. [+] more
Bill Gates: Polio will be eradicated this year October 24, 2017
Tuesday marks Rotary International's fifth annual World Polio Day, co-hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and there is much cause for celebration: It is very possible that 2017 may see the end of the wild poliovirus — nearly two years earlier than Bill Gates predicted. [+] more
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