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Vaccine Articles Off-Site

written by Tara Haelle

As a freelance writer who specializes in vaccines as my beat, I write about vaccines for a wide range of other publications, especially at Forbes, where I am a regular contributor. On this page, I’ve collected all of my articles about vaccines at other publications. They are listed in reverse chronological order. Some article do not deal directly with vaccines but mention vaccines or are tangentially related. If you want to be notified about new article I write at Forbes, you can “Follow” me on my Forbes page here. For my most popular vaccine-related blog posts from this blog, see the Vaccines section here.

If Zombies Attack, Is The Nation — Or The World — Prepared? Forbes, Dec. 16, 2015

Double The Dose Of Flu Vaccines Helps Cancer Patients Dodge The Flu. Forbes, Dec. 7, 2015

Worried About The Flu Shot? Let’s Separate Fact From Fiction. NPR Shots, Nov. 24, 2015

Surprise Link Between Epilepsy And Whooping Cough: What’s The Connection?. Forbes, Nov. 3, 2015

What Kind Of Doctor Fires Vaccine-Refusing Patients? Forbes, Nov. 2, 2015

Provider hesitancy hamstrings HPV vaccine uptake. Pediatric News, Oct. 23, 2015

Doctors, Not Parents, Are The Biggest Obstacle To The HPV Vaccine. NPR Shots, Oct. 22, 2015

Should I Get the Flu Shot at Work or at My Doctor’s Office? Everyday Health, Oct. 21, 2015

‘Back To The Future’: Marty McFly Shocked By Measles Outbreak. Forbes, Oct. 21, 2015

Repeat Tdap vaccination is safe in pregnancy. Pediatric News, Oct. 20, 2015

Pertussis Booster In Every Pregnancy Safe For Mother And Child, Study Finds. Forbes, Oct. 20, 2015

Flu Vaccine May Cut Pneumonia Hospitalization Risk in Half. Medscape, Oct. 7, 2015

Two-way text reminders boost adolescent vaccine use. Forbes, Oct. 5, 2015

Ben Carson Doesn’t Get It: All Our Vaccines Prevent Death. Forbes, Sept.17, 2015

An Alternative Vaccination Schedule Actually Presents More Risks Than Benefits. NPR All Things Considered, Sept. 17, 2015

Siblings Give Babies More Pertussis Than Moms Do. Forbes, Sept. 8, 2015

Pneumococcal vaccination rates increase with intervention. Pediatric News, Aug. 24, 2015

How Do You Change An Anti-Vaccine Parent’s Mind? Scare The Crap Out Of Them. Forbes, Aug. 4, 2015

New HPV vaccine safe with meningitis, Tdap vaccines. Pediatric News, Aug. 3, 2015

Updated ACOG Recommendations for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Medscape, July 30, 2015

HPV Epidemic Documentary Filmmaker Discusses The Making Of His Film. Forbes, July 22, 2015

Must-See: HPV Epidemic Documentary “Someone You Love” Hits Home And Hits Hard. Forbes, July 21, 2015

Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date. Forbes, July 15, 2015

First Confirmed U.S. Measles Death In More Than A Decade. Forbes, July 2, 2015

California Vaccination Bill SB 277 Signed By Governor, Becomes Law. Forbes, June 30, 2015

ACOG Updates Recommendations to Include 9-Valent HPV Vaccine. Medscape, June 29, 2015

Gardasil 9 Effectively Stops 90% Of Cancers Caused By HPV In Girls and Boys. Forbes, June 22, 2015

California Doctor Invokes Holocaust Analogy, Compares Non-Vaccinating Parents To Persecuted Jews. Forbes, June 18, 2015

Photographer Documents Deadly Brain Infection As CDC Considers Vaccine. Forbes, June 17, 2015

Vaccine Kicked Rotavirus To The Curb In A Few Short Years. Forbes, June 9, 2015

How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far. NPR Shots, May 27, 2015

Four New Mumps Cases Diagnosed In Outbreak At University of Texas at Austin. Forbes, May 20, 2015

California Vaccination Bill SB 277 Clears Senate — And Will Save Taxpayer Money If It Becomes Law. Forbes, May 18, 2015

Pertussis Vaccine Remains Best Way To Prevent Whooping Cough, Especially For Babies. Forbes, May 11, 2015

Prenatal pertussis vaccination recommended to reduce infant pertussis deaths. Pediatric News, May 11, 2015

Measles Vaccine Reduces Death From Other Infections Too — By Preventing ‘Immune Amnesia‘. Forbes, May 8,2015

Measles Vaccine Reduces Death From Other Infections Too — By Preventing ‘Immune Amnesia’. Forbes, May 8, 2015

Pertussis vaccination of infants reduces death, hospitalization risk. Pediatric News, May 4, 2015

Teens’ Tdap booster dose begins to wane after 2 years. Pediatric News, May 4, 2015

The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening. NPR Shots, April 30, 2015

Rubella Eliminated From The Americas, Thanks To MMR Vaccine. Forbes, Apr. 30, 2015

MenB vaccination campaign effectively stopped Princeton outbreak. Pediatric News, Apr. 27, 2015

Gardasil vaccination reduces cervical dysplasia in teen years. Pediatric News, Apr. 27, 2015

MMR Vaccine and Autism: Yet Again, No Link Exists — Even For Children At Risk For Autism. Forbes, Apr. 21, 2015

Measles Aerosol Vaccine Works — But Not Quite Well Enough. Forbes, Apr. 20, 2015

Hepatitis B perinatal infection risk factors identified. Pediatric News, Apr. 20, 2015

Polio Vaccine Found “Safe And Effective” 60 Years Ago: What Would Salk Think Today?. Forbes, Apr. 13, 2015

First HIV Immunotherapy Treatment In Humans Proves Successful. Forbes, Apr. 9, 2015

‘The Vaccine War’: What You Should Know After You Watch PBS Frontline’s Special. Forbes, Mar. 25, 2015

Yes, Low Immunization Rates Are Responsible For The Measles Outbreak, Study Suggests. Forbes, Mar. 16, 2015

Tetanus Vaccine Boosts Cancer Vaccine In Fighting Brain Tumor. Forbes, Mar. 15, 2015

The Measles Outbreak Is Twice As Big As You Thought. Forbes, Mar. 12, 2015

15 Myths About Anti-Vaxxers, Debunked – Part 3. Forbes, Feb. 19, 2015

15 Myths About Anti-Vaxxers, Debunked – Part 2. Forbes, Feb. 18, 2015

15 Myths About Anti-Vaxxers, Debunked – Part 1. Forbes, Feb. 17, 2015

Measles Outbreak in Dollars and Cents: It Costs Taxpayers Bigtime. Forbes, Feb. 11, 2015

Is Measles’ Return the ‘New Normal’? HealthDay, Feb. 10, 2015

Why the Not-So-Great Vaccine Debate of February 2015 Doesn’t Matter. Politico, Feb. 8, 2015

Vaccine Researcher Gregory Poland Says Measles Jab Is Amazingly Effective But Not Perfect. Forbes, Feb. 5, 2015

Sears and Gordon: Should Misleading Vaccine Advice Have Professional Consequences?. Forbes, Feb. 3, 2015

U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases. HealthDay, Jan. 28, 2015.

California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S. HealthDay, Jan. 21, 2015

Five Things To Know About The Disneyland Measles Outbreak. Forbes, Jan. 20, 2015

Disneyland Measles Outbreak: It Is Indeed a Small World After All. Forbes, Jan. 13, 2015

More Rotavirus Vaccination Means Less Rotavirus. Forbes, Jan. 12, 2015

Gardasil HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Multiple Sclerosis Or Related Diseases. Forbes, Jan. 6, 2015

Majority Of Autism Increase Due To Diagnostic Changes, Finds New Study. Forbes, Jan. 5, 2015

NHL Mumps Outbreak: What’s Up With The Vaccine?. Forbes, Dec. 16, 2014

Debunking Vaccine Myths Can Have An Unintended Effect. NPR Shots, Dec 11, 2014

Newest HPV Vaccine Protects Against 9 Strains. Forbes, Dec. 11, 2014

Safety of Flu and Pertussis Vaccines in Pregnancy Assessed. Forbes, Nov. 25, 2014

A Resurrected Vaccine Fear Puts Kenyan Infants At Risk. Forbes, Nov. 17, 2014

Pneumococcal Vaccines Lead to Reduced Hospitalizations. Forbes, Nov. 14, 2014

Ebola Is A Symptom Of Our Compounding Failures. Forbes, Nov. 5, 2014

Formaldehyde and Chicken Eggs: What’s Inside a Flu Shot. Wired, Nov. 3, 2014

32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don’t Need To Fear. NPR Shots, Oct. 10, 2014

Two Countries, One Deadly Disease. NOVA Next, Sep. 10, 2014.

More Parents Nixing Anti-Bleeding Shots for Their Newborns. Scientific American, Aug. 19, 2014

Measles cases are spreading, despite high vaccination rates. What’s going on? Washington Post, Jun. 23, 2014

Delaying Vaccines Increases Risks—with No Added Benefits. Scientific American, Jun. 2, 2014

Democrats Have a Problem With Science, Too. Politico, Jun. 1, 2014

Baboon Study Reveals New Shortcoming of Pertussis Vaccine. Scientific American, Feb. 1, 2014

Why Is Katie Couric Promoting Vaccine Skeptics? Politico, Dec. 9, 2013

Vaccination Opt-Outs Found to Contribute to Whooping Cough Outbreaks in Kids, Scientific American, Oct. 2, 2013

Shooting the Wheeze: Whooping Cough Vaccine Falls Short of Previous Shot’s Protection. Scientific American, May 21, 2013

The fear factor in vaccination decisions. Double X Science, Apr. 25, 2013

Vaccination attitudes are contagious. Double X Science, Apr. 24, 2013

US states make opting out of vaccinations harder. Nature, Oct. 5, 2012


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