The ethical negligence of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children

Most parents see vaccinations as a medical necessity to protect their children from what are now preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough and chicken pox. Others are steadfast in their belief that vaccinations are a danger to their children, and choose not to immunize them. In fact, a study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that 1 in 10 parents in the United States now forgo or delay vaccinations for their kids.

Honoring the Life of Ciro de Quadros

Honoring the Life of Dr. Ciro de Quadros



GSK offers five-year price freeze on vaccines for GAVI graduating countries

GlaxoSmithKline announced on May 20 that it will support developing countries that have growing economies by putting a five year freeze on vaccine prices for countries who graduate from GAVI Alliance support.
The announcement was made by Andrew Witty, the CEO of GSK, at the GAVI Alliance replenishment launch meeting in Brussels.

PAHO/WHO urges vaccination against measles and rubella to protect the Americas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

In launching the 12th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging people to protect themselves against measles, rubella and other vaccine-preventable diseases, in view of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the need to protect achievements in disease elimination in the Americas.


European Immunization Week 2014: Immunization for life

ECDC supports European Immunization Week (EIW) 2014, which is a regional initiative, led and coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe  and implemented by Member States of the European Region. 
This year EIW has the theme 'Immunization for life', celebrating immunization at every stage of life. Activities organized at local and national level throughout the European Region are designed to raise awareness among health care workers, policy-makers, parents, grandparents and others of the benefits of full immunization.

Delegates from across the Region stand together to immunize Europe

Immunization programme managers from 46 Member States gathered in Antalya, Turkey on 18–20 March 2014 to assess the current status of vaccine-preventable diseases and set the future course for immunization in the European Region.


Immunize Canada announces the new ImmunizeCA App

Visit Immunize Canada about the ImmunizeCA appFrom Immunize Canada's website:

ImmunizeCA App

What it does

Provide Canadians with the ability to:


Vaccines Are Safe for Infants, But Don't Tell Their Parents

Since the late 1990s, doctors and public health officials have been battling the belief, fueled by a discredited study, that vaccines can cause autism. They’ve tried to present the facts about vaccine safety and highlight the risks of the diseases the shots prevent. Once parents had accurate information, they would surely choose to vaccinate, they reasoned.