Recent Submissions

  • Influenza Vaccine History 

    Nesterova, Darya (Virginia Tech, 2012-10)
    This media information sheet provides a brief overview of the history of Influenza vaccine development and recommendations made over time concerning vaccine use.
  • Andrew Wakefield and the MMR Vaccination Controversy 

    Kasik, Olivia (Virginia Tech, 2012-03)
    This information sheet seeks to explain Andrew Wakefieldʼs role in the MMR vaccination controversy and the reaction that followed from his 1998 publication in The Lancet.
  • The Thimerosal Controversy 

    Sutherland, Aimee (Virginia Tech, 2013-04)
    Historically, there has always been a degree of concern related to vaccination. While public health policy in the early 1900s was more concerned with the contamination of vaccine vials with microbes, such as tetanus, that ...
  • Pandemic Influenza 

    Nesterova, Darya (Virginia Tech, 2012-12)
    This media kit explores the reasoning behind the belief that an influenza pandemic is imminent.
  • Human Papillomavirus and Gardasil 

    Patel, Elena; Ghebremichael, Mecal; Sutherland, Aimee (Virginia Tech, 2013-10)
    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexual transmitted disease (STD), with 79 million Americans currently infected and 14 million new infections occurring annually... The pharmaceutical company Merck developed ...
  • VAERS Flowchart: How an Adverse Report Following Vaccination Is Assessed 

    Patel, Elena; Lutton, Jonathan (Virginia Tech, 2013)
  • Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 

    Peddireddy, Varsh (VT Continuing and Professional Education, 2013-10)
    The primary purpose of VAERS is to detect new, unusual, or rare adverse effects associated with vaccines. In particular, the system is used to monitor increases in known adverse events, to identify potential risks factors ...
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome 

    Peddireddy, Varsh (Virginia Tech, 2013-10)
    In 2012, a new coronavirus called, MERS-CoV emerged in Saudi Arabia. Coronavirus is the name for a group of viruses that have crown-like spikes on their surface. There are three main sub-groupings of coronaviruses, known ...
  • Vaccine Development in the United States 

    Foley, James (Virginia Tech, 2013-11)
  • The HIV Vaccine: Barriers and Breakthroughs 

    Foley, James (Virginia Tech, 2013-12)