Different Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine strains may have different non-specific effects

26 July 2016

We assessed the effect of two BCG strains (Danish and Russian) on childhood morbidity and BCG scarification in Guinea-Bissau.

Christine Benn interviewed about HPV vaccine

7 July 2016

In July the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten had several articles about the much discussed HPV vaccine and Christine Benn was interviewed about the possible side effects and explains how CVIVA has initiated a series of meetings of researchers to get closer – if possible – to answering whether the HPV vaccine is associated with severe side effects in some women.

Vaccines against tuberculosis and smallpox may reduce overall mortality

6 July 2016

What if we affected health negatively when we phased out the two vaccines against smallpox and tuberculosis in the 1970s and 1980s in Denmark? Studies on non-specific effects of vaccines indicate that such live attenuated vaccines may reduce morbidity and mortality – not related to the vaccine-targeted diseases - through epigenetic changes of the innate immune system.

Big acknowledgement and grant from the Danish Cancer Association

17 June 2016

The Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) is supporting Signe Sørup in 2017 with a grant to study the association between BCG and smallpox vaccination and malignant melanoma in Denmark.

Evaluation of the effect of vaccines on overall health in Danish children

19 May 2016

The first results from Signe Sørups Postdoc studies on Danish children show that oral polio vaccine is associated with lower rate of admissions with infections.

Debate about the evidence base for the current timing of childhood vaccinations

12 May 2016

Following the publication of the paper “Is the timing of recommended childhood vaccines evidence based?” in the BMJ (see http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i867), scientists and public health practitioners have debated to which extend the whether the current timing of vaccine is based. Follow the debate on BMJ.com and see Ane Fisker’s letter “The question should be whether the timing of vaccination optimises the impact on child health” on (http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.i1713).

Majority of articles from TSAP study now published in CID

3 May 2016

Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen is pleased to announce that most of the articles concerning The Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) have been published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID).

Today 16.00 - Four short talks about childrens health - one on vaccines!

28 April 2016

One of the four lectures today is Andreas Rieckmann from CVIVA/Bandim.

He will give the presentation: ”Positive bivirkninger af vaccinerne mod tuberkulose og kopper”

Place: Copenhagen City Hall

Registration on email: 

NB. The four talks are all in Danish.

Read more in their invitation here.


Possible negative effects of new malaria vaccine for girls

28 April 2016

The RTS,S vaccine is modestly effective at reducing clinical malaria in children and was recently approved by EMA. However, the subsequent release of the overall mortality data worryingly show that the vaccine is associated with increased overall mortality for girls.