Vaccine Data Deficits: Nov. 16

Data deficit: What causes RSV and why is it a problem now?  Challenges: Fuels Rumors: Data Deficits: Data deficit: Is a new RSV vaccine safe to administer during pregnancy? Challenge: Fuels Rumors: Data Deficits: Data deficit: Is it safe to combine flu and Covid-19 vaccines?  Challenges: Fuels Rumors: Data Deficits: Improving Contextual Understanding:  Twitter impersonations…

Vaccine Data Deficits: Oct. 26

Data Deficit: Did ACIP mandate Covid-19 vaccines for children? Challenge: Last week, the Advisory Committee on Immunization (ACIP) met to vote on adding Covid-19 vaccines to the childhood immunization schedule and the Vaccines for Children program. Anti-vaccine advocates falsely claimed this would mandate Covid-19 vaccines for school attendance. ACIP can only make recommendations; the authority…

Vaccine Data Deficits: Oct. 13, 2022

Data Deficit: Are Covid-19 vaccines safe for men under age 40?  Challenge: On October 7, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo announced that he recommends males aged 18-39 not receive the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine, citing concern of increased risk of cardiac-related death.  This recommendation is based on a study of Florida residents that suggested,…