• Do My Vaccines Contain Fetal Tissue?

    Keeping up with the social media conspiracy theories about vaccines can be an exhausting task. Often, the crew here at NDsForVaccines embody the old Jonathan Swift quote that “falsehood flies, and…

  • Die Another Day: The Mortality Gambit

    Anyone who has spent time interfacing with the anti-vaccine denizens of major social networks has likely come across an argument such as this: Usually this argument is accompanied by some version…

  • Statistics for deaths from measles in Samoa as of 12-4-19

    Learning from the Tragedy in Samoa

    In 1956, a team of social scientists led by Leon Festinger finished a book called When Prophecy Fails. Sixty years later, this book is still considered a classic in the field.…

  • Shedding Doubt: Are Live Vaccines Contagious?

    A common concern about vaccines that I’ve been hearing recently is a fear about “viral shedding” after receiving immunizations. I’ve even seen claims that this is the driving force behind various…

  • Measles and the Immune System: The Surprising Truth

    But what’s the truth about the immune system and the measles? How does measles cause infection? What does it do to the immune system during infection?  How does the vaccine help?…

  • Titer Andromedon

    “Why does my kid need a second dose of this vaccine? Can’t we just check his titers? What are titers anyway?” When we talk about titers, we are almost always talking…