Review of non-specific effects of vaccines

28 November 2016

WHO recently conducted a review to evaluate CVIVA researchers' hypothesis that vaccines - beyond their disease protective effect - may also have so-called "non-specific" effects on the immune system, which may have important implications for overall health.
The review has just been published in the renowned journal, British Medical Journal, and supports the Danish researchers' hypotheses.

Increase in hospital admissions for infections following simultaneous vaccination with MMR and DTaP-IPV-Hib among Danish children

14 November 2016

New research from CVIVA shows that Danish children, who have received the live MMR vaccine together with the non-live DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccine, are admitted to hospital with infections more frequently than Danish children who have received the MMR vaccine alone as recommended.

Vacancy - join our project in Guinea-Bissau

11 November 2016

Biostatistics in Guinea-Bissau – postdoc or research assistant. Deadline: 9th of December 2016

Invitation to PhD defence Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen 23 November

1 November 2016

"Immune modulating effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination at birth – Vaccine specific antibody responses and in vitro cytokine production"

By Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen, Department of Paediatrics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre
and Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines (CVIVA), Statens Serum Institut

Invitation to PhD defence - Sofie Biering-Sørensen 9 November

1 November 2016

"Non-specific effects of early BCG to low-birth-weight infants"

By Sofie Biering-Sørensen, Bandim Health Project & Center for Vitamins and Vaccines (CVIVA), Statens Serum Institut

Known vaccines may protect against melanoma

17 October 2016

Read about our 2017 project on melanoma on the website of The Danish Cancer Society. Andreas Rieckmann is telling the story. Note that the article is in Danish.

Read more here .. https://www.cancer.dk/nyheder/kendte-vacciner-kan-maske-beskytte-mod-modermaerkekraeft/

Revaccination with Live Attenuated Vaccines Confer Additional Beneficial Nonspecific Effects on Overall Survival

10 October 2016

Our article on how live vaccines against measles (MV), tuberculosis (BCG), polio (OPV) and smallpox reduce mortality more than explained by target-disease prevention is now published in EBioMedicine.

Invitation to PhD defence 3rd of October

5 September 2016

"Evaluation of the measles vaccination policy in Guinea-Bissau – filling the gaps" by Stine Byberg

The defence takes place Monday 3rd of October 2016, from 15.00-17.00

Jernesalen, Building 206, Statens Serum Institut (Artillerivej 5, 2300 København S)

The defence is followed by a reception.

Invitation to PhD defence 15 September

17 August 2016

BCG vaccination at birth: Effects on early childhood infections, growth, and development

By Jesper Kjærgaard, MD, The department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Rigshospitalet and Center for Vitamins and Vaccines, SSI.

Sex-differential mortality after routine vaccinations in urban Guinea-Bissau

26 July 2016

In addition to the targeted effects, vaccines may also have non-specific effects (NSEs) on child mortality. The NSEs are often sex-differential. Hence, changes in sex-differences in child mortality by vaccination status is important in assessing the effects of new vaccines.