According to the FDA, “Viral vaccines and biological products contain contaminating residual DNA from cell substrate… DNA is a biologically active molecule whose activities pose a significant risk to vaccinees; thus, the amount of DNA needs to be limited and its activities reduced”Continue reading “FDA: risks of DNA from cell lines used in vaccines”
When creating new VaxCalc features, we like to use Heroku’s review-apps for testing them in a production-like environment. Manually updating the Stripe test webhook url with every new review-app deployment was starting to become a pain, so we created a rake test to do the following:Continue reading “Update Stripe webhook after deploying Heroku review-app”
This beautiful tribute website to baby Ian, who died from a Hep-B vaccine adverse reaction, has been down for many months, possibly years. However – we captured it a few years ago along with the Vaccine Court acknowledgement that the vaccine did indeed cause his death.Continue reading “Our child died of an adverse reaction to the hepatitis B vaccine”
When we first setup a Heroku pipeline using review apps, the best way to manage credentials wasn’t clear. Here’s what we came up, which is working really well and gives us great flexibility.Continue reading “Managing Rails app Stripe credentials in a Heroku pipeline”
We often receive questions about how to calculate the total amount of vaccine ingredients ever received. Let’s do this now for a fully vaccinated 12 month old baby. The 2019 CDC recommended schedule shows us how many doses of each vaccine the doctor will (want to) give:Continue reading “Calculate total amount of ALL vaccine ingredients ever received”
Doctors often prefer combination vaccines, which deliver multiple vaccinations in a single shot. For parents, this means fewer office visits.
But is this the best option for your child?Continue reading “Combo vaccines: convenience or safety?”
VaxCalc provides what is so often missing for us when trying to make informed vaccination decisions: evidence-based, data-driven, visual representation of the potential risks.Continue reading “The VaxCalc Ingredient Report”
Is your doctor giving you cartoon-based advice about vaccination during pregnancy?
Here’s what I mean…Continue reading “Your doctor’s advice: cartoons or fine print?”