Vaccine

An Ebola Vaccine – But for Whom?

The push to develop a vaccine against the Ebola virus is on, and vaccination is going to be an important part of controlling this contagious disease. Phase 1 trials are slated to begin soon in the United States. Even if adequate safety and immunogenicity are...

Need for Influenza Vaccine Questioned

Has the need for the influenza vaccine been "overhyped", and does belief in its safety and benefit rest on shaky scientific ground? Yes, says a recent article in the British Medical Journal, which points out that the enormous growth of this market has not been because...

HPV Vaccine Not Popular With Parents

Although the HPV vaccine has been recommended for teenage girls to help prevent the development of cervical cancer caused by infection with high risk serotypes of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), about 75% of teenage girls were not current with the HPV vaccination....