Sept. 5 Current Issues in Vaccines webinar archive available

If you missed Dr. Offit’s presentation on Sept. 5, 2018, you can view the archived event and get continuing education credits.

Dr. Offit discussed the following topics:

  • Do vaccines cause autoimmune diseases?
  • Influenza vaccine: How well did it work last year?
  • Efforts to make a more effective influenza vaccine

Webinars are supported by the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund and are co-sponsored by the PA Chapter, Pennsylvania Academy of Pediatrics. Continuing education credits are offered by the University of Pittsburgh (CME, CEU) and Wilkes University (CPE).

To view other archived events, visit the Vaccine Update webinar page.

The next Current Issues in Vaccines webinar will be held on Nov. 14, 2018. Watch for announcements related to topics and registration in the coming weeks.

Q&A updates

The VEC recently updated two Q&A sheets:

  • Hepatitis B: What You Should Know — Updates related to the new adult hepatitis B vaccine. The previous volume already addressed the newborn recommendations regarding receipt of the first dose within 12 hours of birth. English and Spanish PDFs are available online and to order in print.
  • Logical Fallacies and Vaccines: What You Should KnowUpdates addressed inaccuracies identified in volume 1 of this publication. Our gratitude to one of our Vaccine Update readers and his colleague and friend, a philosophy professor, who provided helpful feedback to improve the piece.

Website updates

The VEC website has been updated to include additional conditions in the “Vaccines and Other Conditions” section of the site. The newly addressed conditions add to the autoimmune conditions already discussed to now include Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA). References related to the autoimmune conditions have also been added to the vaccine safety references page.

Vaccine trivia ideas

Have you used the more than 200 questions from the Just the Vax trivia game? If not, you might want to check out the revised healthcare provider brochure. Find printable question sets and flashcards on the Just the Vax Toolkits page.

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.