Category Archive: Vaccine Education Center

Mar 31 2014

Debaters Weigh in on Mandatory Vaccination

Vaccines are a routine part of healthcare for most Americans, but some parents remain passionately opposed to childhood immunizations, despite reassurance from public health experts about their safety and value.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/debaters-weigh-mandatory-vaccination/

Jun 19 2013

Dr. Paul Offit Examines the “Sense and Nonsense” of Alternative Therapies

Paul Offit, MD, chief of Children’s Hospital’s Division of Infectious Diseases, has long been a magnet for controversy. A co-creator of the rotavirus vaccine Rotateq, Dr. Offit’s willingness to speak his mind, question popular (and at times ill-informed) wisdom, and to defend science against its detractors has earned him many vocal critics over the years.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/examining-the-sense-and-nonsense-of-alternative-therapies/

Mar 29 2013

CHOP Vaccine Expert Dr. Offit Honored, Twice!

In February the blog Vaccine Nation named Dr. Offit one of the 50 most influential people in vaccines, and just recently he was awarded the 2013 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, given annually by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-vaccine-expert-dr-offit-honored-twice/