Debate about the evidence base for the current timing of childhood vaccinations

12 May 2016

Following the publication of the paper “Is the timing of recommended childhood vaccines evidence based?” in the BMJ (see http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i867), scientists and public health practitioners have debated to which extend the whether the current timing of vaccine is based. Follow the debate on BMJ.com and see Ane Fisker’s letter “The question should be whether the timing of vaccination optimises the impact on child health” on (http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.i1713).

Majority of articles from TSAP study now published in CID

3 May 2016

Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen is pleased to announce that most of the articles concerning The Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) have been published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID).

Today 16.00 - Four short talks about childrens health - one on vaccines!

28 April 2016

One of the four lectures today is Andreas Rieckmann from CVIVA/Bandim.

He will give the presentation: ”Positive bivirkninger af vaccinerne mod tuberkulose og kopper”

Place: Copenhagen City Hall

Registration on email: 

NB. The four talks are all in Danish.

Read more in their invitation here.


Possible negative effects of new malaria vaccine for girls

28 April 2016

The RTS,S vaccine is modestly effective at reducing clinical malaria in children and was recently approved by EMA. However, the subsequent release of the overall mortality data worryingly show that the vaccine is associated with increased overall mortality for girls.