NEW CANAAN, CT—William S. Jordan, Jr., MD, physician, teacher, and noted vaccine researcher will receive the prestigious 2004 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal at a ceremony on May 25, 2004. Dr. Jordan is the twelfth recipient of this recognition by the scientific community, awarded annually by the Sabin Vaccine Institute to honor achievements by vaccinologists and infectious disease experts.
NEW CANAAN, CT—The Sabin Vaccine Institute will celebrate a Salute to Life-Saving Discoveries during its benefit dinner at The Pierre Hotel in New York City May 12. The evening will feature the presentation of awards to Nobel laureate James D. Watson, PhD, and to Howard Pien, president and CEO of Chiron Corporation.
NEW CANAAN, Conn., April 27 — Fifty years ago, six-year-old Randy Kerr from McLean, Virginia, was officially designated the nation's first child to be vaccinated with an experimental polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk in his University of Pittsburgh laboratory. Over the next several months thousands of children who became known as "Polio Pioneers" stepped up to receive their polio injections as part of an enormous vaccine field trial.
NEW CANAAN, CT, April 26, 2004—As “Vaccination Week” in the Americas unfolds this week, the Sabin Vaccine Institute joins with the international sponsors in declaring the need for a reduction in immunization inequities among children and women who have never been vaccinated. The week of community awareness activities and national immunization campaigns opened April 24 with a regional launch in the small village of Fond Parisien, Haiti, where local children received life-saving vaccinations.
Leading experts are available to comment on the science and safety of vaccines, and parents are available to discuss what can happen when parents choose not to immunize their children.