Vaccine quotes:

  • Vaccine conspiracies, like so much modern cult conspiracy culture, perpetuates itself and lives on indefinitely thanks to the community-building and archiving of the Internet. -- Alex Pareene
  • The idea that vaccines are a primary cause of autism is not as crackpot as some might wish. Autism's 60-fold rise in 30 years matches a tripling of the U.S. vaccine schedule. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • Vaccines don't cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction. -- Alex Pareene
  • Education is the vaccine for violence. -- Edward James Olmos
  • If you give us a safe vaccine, we'll use it. It shouldn't be polio versus autism. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • The idea of the live-virus vaccine is to produce in a continuous way some viral antigens. -- Luc Montagnier
  • If everything is God's will, then so is the invention of the vaccine, just like the seatbelt. -- Els Borst
  • It's clear that prevention will never be sufficient. That's why we need a vaccine that will be safe. -- Luc Montagnier
  • At no time in history have we succeeded in making, in a timely fashion, a specific vaccine for more than 260 million people. -- Laurie Garrett
  • The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS. -- Philip Emeagwali
  • The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic. -- Bill Gates
  • The risks are far greater to your child of not getting immunized than any kind of speculative potential relationship between the vaccine and the development of autism. -- Irwin Redlener
  • Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio. -- Melinda Gates
  • The Europeans have lots of data on the use of adjuvanted flu vaccine in the elderly, but I don't think anybody has really good data on adjuvants in children. -- Anthony Fauci
  • Although it is still important to develop an HIV vaccine, we have significant tools already at our disposal that can make a major impact on the trajectory of this epidemic. -- Anthony Fauci
  • Imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community. -- Eula Biss
  • I think all philanthropy invests in product innovation, whether in a vaccine or a new kind of product of one sort or another, and I think we'll all continue to do that. -- Judith Rodin
  • Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio. -- Naveen Jain
  • Our goal is not to completely eradicate the infection - that would be very difficult - but to produce a vaccine that will prevent not infection but disease. I think this is more possible. -- Luc Montagnier
  • The simple truth is, the short-term solution is for the FDA to allow more importation of safe vaccines from other nations. But the long-term solution is to get more vaccine production within the U.S. -- Larry Craig
  • The thing is I think vaccines are one of the greatest medical breakthroughs that we have. I'm a big fan and a great fan of the history of the development of the smallpox vaccine, for example. -- Rand Paul
  • Rotavirus does not cause all diarrhea, but it causes a lot of it. Instead of a single vaccine dose, however, harried nurses may have to give several, as diarrhoea makes it difficult for a child to retain anything. -- Rose George
  • You might be asking too much if you're looking for one vaccine for every conceivable influenza. If you have one or two that cover the vast majority of isolates, I wouldn't be ashamed to call that a 'universal vaccine.' -- Anthony Fauci
  • The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this. -- Jon Corzine
  • My proposal now is to test a vaccine first on people who have been infected, and if you show some efficacy at this level, you might be able to go further to study uninfected people in a population with a high rate of infection. -- Luc Montagnier
  • Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you're not on a statin and baby aspirin if you're over the age of forty. -- David Agus
  • If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you're not going to want to keep it to yourself. You're going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it. --
  • Measles is probably the best argument for why there needs to be global health, and why we have to think about it as a global public good. Because in a sense, measles is the canary in the coal mine for immunization. It is, you know, highly transmissible. The vaccine costs 15 cents, so it's not - you know, shouldn't be an issue in terms of cost. -- Seth Berkley
  • There's no 'dumb-ass' vaccine. -- Jimmy Buffett
  • Smallpox is natural; vaccine ain't. -- Ogden Nash
  • There is no vaccine against stupidity. -- Albert Einstein
  • Education is a vaccine for violence. -- Edward James Olmos
  • Flu vaccine is far and away the most underutilized. -- Paul A. Offit
  • Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. -- John Henry Jowett
  • There are always potential side effects for every vaccine. -- Michael Specter
  • Suffering Third World children have nutritional deficiencies not vaccine deficiencies. -- Lendon Smith
  • Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • People are reticent to give a newborn the hepatitis B vaccine and often delay it. -- Paul A. Offit
  • Science literacy is a vaccine against the charlatans of the world that would exploit your ignorance. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • There should be a vaccine against Adam Black. And all women should be given it at birth. -- Karen Marie Moning
  • When you inoculate children with a polio vaccine, you don't sleep well for two or three months. -- Jonas Salk
  • The best vaccine imaginable is only valuable to the extent we get it to everyone who needs it. -- Seth Berkley
  • 150 people die every year from being hit by falling coconuts. Not to worry, drug makers are developing a vaccine. -- Jim Carrey
  • The Hepatitis B vaccine is now given to newborns. We sometimes give five and six vaccines all at one time. -- Rand Paul
  • I am a huge believer in the flu vaccine. I have had it every year and have never had the flu. -- Sarah Chalke
  • [Who owns the patent on this vaccine?] Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun? -- Jonas Salk
  • Reply when questioned on the safety of the polio vaccine he developed: It is safe, and you can't get safer than safe. -- Jonas Salk
  • Pepsi has a new Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew. No, we don't have an Ebola vaccine, but we do have the Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew. -- David Letterman
  • Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine. -- Sean Stephenson
  • Art is the suitcase of history, carrying the essentials. Art is the life buoy of history. Art is seed, art is memory, art is vaccine. -- Yann Martel
  • Some survived due to advancements in engineering. Personally I'd take a vaccine over living in an iron lung. -- Howard Tayler
  • What really reinvigorated vaccines was Prevnar, the pneumococcal vaccine that prevents against meningitis and ear infections. Here was the first vaccine to cross the billion-dollar mark. -- Paul A. Offit
  • The risk of getting Hep B from a blood transfusion is a tiny number, but it's a bigger number than the risk of side effects from the vaccine. -- Eula Biss
  • We are grateful to the Liberian people who volunteered for this important clinical trial and encouraged by the study results seen with the two investigational Ebola vaccine candidates, -- Anthony S. Fauci
  • The Europeans have lots of data on the use of adjuvanted flu vaccine in the elderly, but I dont think anybody has really good data on adjuvants in children. -- Anthony S. Fauci
  • Although it is still important to develop an HIV vaccine, we have significant tools already at our disposal that can make a major impact on the trajectory of this epidemic. -- Anthony Fauci
  • Iraq has the most extensive petrochemical industry in the Middle East and a wealth of vaccine factories, single-cell protein research labs, medical and veterinary manufacturing centers and water treatment plants. -- Barton Gellman
  • I would be much more annoyed if we hadn't won the game. As a manager, you have to see the positives and I think Pires has a vaccine for the rest of his life. -- Arsene Wenger
  • We can develop a social vaccine (Self-esteem). We can outgrow our past failures - our lives of crime and violence, alcohol and drug abuse, premature pregnancy, child abuse, chronic dependency on welfare, and education failure. -- John Vasconcellos