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Vaccines Beyond 2012

Each year, approximately 1.7 million children die from a vaccine-preventable disease, and the vast majority …

Implementing the WHO PIP Framework – Industry’s Role & Outlook

In May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework …

National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28

Routine immunization of one birth cohort (i.e. people born in a particular year) during childhood …

As Vaccine Exemptions Rise, Risk of Outbreaks Intensifies

Generally, we think of vaccines as protecting the vaccinated. We often forget that vaccines, when …

World Pneumonia Day: November 12

November 12 marks World Pneumonia Day, a campaign to educate the public about this disease …

Ten Years After 9/11 and the Anthrax Attacks

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing entitled, …

Anthrax Attacks 10 Year Anniversary: BioCentury Looks at Preparedness

A decade ago in the weeks following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the nation …

"Contagion" Portrays Our Vulnerability to a Global Pandemic

Earlier this month, the movie Contagion opened in theaters. With a star-studded cast including Matt …

Immunization Awareness Month: The importance of recommended vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As children prepare to return to school, it is …