After having heard arguments in the fall, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on February 22 on Bruesewitz vs. Wyeth, upholding a federal law that established protection for vaccine makers from lawsuits and that provides compensation for certain vaccine injuries.
A January 5, 2011 report in the British Medical Journal investigates the 1998 paper that first alleged a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The author, Brian Deer, presents evidence that the paper resulted from research fraud.
Meeting in Atlanta, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on October 27 for new recommendations regarding Tdap vaccination.
A post on the History of Vaccines blog earlier this month mentioned an outbreak of whooping cough in California, noting that at the time, four infants had already died from the disease. The death count has now reached five, all children less than three months of age, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 910 as of June 15th.
*Update* — Note that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on October 27, 2010, for new recommendations regarding Tdap vaccination.