An ‘indefensible’ decision: not vaccinating pregnant and lactating women in an Ebola outbreak

Days after the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an end to a deadly Ebola outbreak in the western province of Équateur, a new one emerged in North Kivu province. With the number of cases and death toll rising rapidly, the country’s ministry of health, the World Health Organization, and partners are working to launch a rapid and effective response that includes the use of an experimental vaccine. But their decision not to vaccinate women who are pregnant or lactating unfairly deprives them of the protection they deserve against this deadly disease.


CIR’s Team FIRE Begins Enrollment for New Investigational Zika Vaccine

CIR’s Team FIRE (Flavirus Immunization Research and Education) led by Dr. Anna Durbin, has begun their first Investigational Zika vaccine (ZIKV) clinical trial. 


CIR Team FIRE Prepares to Conduct their First In-Human Zika Investigational Vaccine Trial

CIR’s Team FIRE (Flavirus Immunization Research and Education) led by Dr. Anna Durbin, is gearing up to start their first Investigational Zika vaccine (ZIKV) clinical trial. The vaccine is a live attenuated chimeric vaccine meant to prevent Zika infection by inducing a protective immune response.


Dr. Ruth Karron Discusses RSV and Pediatric Vaccines on BMore Lifestyle

@JohnsHopkinsSPH @JohnsHopkinsIH Professor and CIR RSVPed Team lead Dr. Ruth Karron discusses the Center's pediatric vaccine research program and shares resources with parents on how to ensure their child's health! #RSV, #NIH, #CDC #vaccines #BMORELifestyle — JohnsHopkinsCIR (@JHUCIR) June 13, 2018


Dr. Kawsar Talaat Discusses MVAC Studies on BMore Lifestyle

@JohnsHopkinsSPH @JohnsHopkinsIH Assistant Professor Dr. Kawsar Talaat discusses the CIR Mucosal Vaccines and Challenge (MVAC) team on @BmoreLifestyle. MVAC conducts vaccine and challenge studies for #ETEC, #Cholera, #Shigella, #Ebola, #influenza and more. — JohnsHopkinsCIR (@JHUCIR) May 31, 2018 Click here to view the full interview


Dr. Anna Durbin Discusses Dengue and Zika Vaccine Development on BMore Lifestyle

CIR faculty member Dr. Anna Durbin discusses Dengue and Zika vaccine development on BMORE Lifestyle.  Watch the entire interview on our Facebook page 


Dr. Beulah Sabundayo Discusses Investigational Vaccines on BMORE Lifestyle

Pharmacist and CIR faculty member Beulah Sabundayo, PharmD, MPH spoke to BMORE Lifestyle host Christina Denny about the importance of investigational vaccines.  Dr. Sabundayo gives an overview of an investigational vaccine’s road to licensure and explains some of the many benefits to community-wide immunity for infectious diseases.


It’s World Immunization Week!

The World Health Organization celebrates World Immunization Week!  April 24-30, 2018 aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.  This year’s theme: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”, encourages people at every level – from donors to the general public – to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.