VoICE shows the evidence

VoICE stands for “The Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence,” a program of the International Access Center at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. The goal of the VoICE program is to review and present evidence for the benefits of immunization related to health, equity, education, economics, and more.

The program offers tools for public health experts and others through featured issues and a searchable database, called “The Compendium,” which can be browsed by topic or keyword searches. Recent featured issues include:

Check out this rich resource today.

Rotavirus and type 1 diabetes

Skeptical Raptor, a popular science blogger, published a useful article in December 2019 about the evidence relating to the decreasing incidence of type 1diabetes in children following release of the rotavirus vaccine. In addition to brief descriptions of type 1 diabetes, rotavirus disease, and rotavirus vaccine, the article includes summaries of two recent, large studies that offer strong evidence supporting the notion that the rotavirus vaccine might decrease the incidence of type 1 diabetes, and addresses another poorly performed “study” that those against vaccines like to point to as evidence to the contrary.

Check it out today: Skeptical Raptor. Rotavirus vaccine prevents diabetes in children – Strong scientific evidence. Dec. 16, 2019.

VIS updates

A few Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) for non-routine vaccines were recently updated:

The revised sheets are dated January 8, 2020.

Make sure you are providing the correct versions of every VIS by checking the “Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)” page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.