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Content Overview
Vaccine information fact checked by healthcare providers.

PVax Overview

Precision Vaccinations (PVax) is an international publisher of research-based information people can trust to make informed vaccination decisions in 2024.

Our goal is to empower conversations between healthcare providers and patients .... with an information model enhanced by real people .... to reduce the under-use, over-use, and misuse of vaccines.

PVax's innovative user-facing publishing model ... an enhanced Wiki for Vaccines ... translates clinical-based information into a language people can understand.

'In the age of AI-produced content and biased search results, we believe trusted healthcare providers should verify vaccine information that people can take action on based upon the latest version of the truth.'

"As they say... there are generally three sides to the truth.... yesterday's research, today's news, and the actual truth.'

'We believe vaccine information publishers must earn their readers' trust ....each and every day!

Our Mission Statement

Publish trustworthy vaccine information empowering people to live life to the fullest!

    Did You Know

    Over decades, the U.S. FDA's position on virology has evolved from preventing disease to empowering human immune systems to produce protection from disease. The leaders of the FDA wrote in 2024.... the best way to counter the current large volume of vaccine misinformation is to dilute it with large amounts of truthful, accessible scientific evidence. On February 15, 2024, the FDA's Dr. Peter Marks informed the U.S. House Committee that 'Vaccines are one of the most highly effective public health interventions, responsible for saving millions of lives each year.' Marks, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said the decision around speeding up the COVID-19 vaccine approval process was "made on" his "own." Furthermore, no vaccine is 100% safe for all people.

    The World Health Organization has confirmed vaccine misinformation is a significant threat to global health that could reverse decades of progress in reducing disease. In 2023, America's confidence and trust in the media has fallen to record lows

    However, the most trusted sources of vaccine information, healthcare providers, are found on Main Street. The good news is because of recent legislative changes, pharmacists administered more vaccines than anyone in 2023.

    According to the CDC, almost 3.5 billion vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States over the past ten years. Research says that for every $1 spent on vaccines, $3 in indirect benefits are realized from an economic perspective.

    Can You Read Package Inserts

    While government agencies issued broad media statements targeting the general public, pharmaceutical companies disclose what is known about a vaccine in U.S. FDA Package Inserts or U.S. CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VIS). These legal disclosures ensure clinical transparency but are very difficult to understand for most people. Questions regarding vaccine coadministration, use while pregnant, and efficacy are best answered when speaking with your healthcare provider. Also, Vaccine Information Sheets are written to fulfill the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act requirement; they do not replace Informed Consent.

    What Is Informed Consent

    This FDA document is structured to present general guidance on FDA's regulatory requirements for informed consent. Furthermore, since there is no Federal requirement for Informed Consent relating to immunization, your state health department must fill this void. On December 21, 2023, the FDA issued a final rule providing an exception from the requirement to obtain informed consent when a clinical investigation poses minimal risk to people and includes appropriate safeguards to protect the rights, safety, and welfare of human subjects. This rule permits institutional review boards to approve an informed consent procedure that waives or alters certain informed consent elements or waives the requirement to obtain informed consent under limited conditions for certain FDA-regulated minimal-risk clinical investigations.

    Do Vaccines Cause Drug Interactions

    Regarding adverse drug interactions, a study published by Pediatrics in 2024 estimates that 21% of U.S. children who take prescription drugs (vaccines) will experience a severe problem from a drug-drug interaction over a year of treatment, with the risk higher among those who take more than two drugs. 

    According to the U.S. CDC, adverse drug events cause approximately 1.3 million emergency department visits each year. Certain vaccines, including pneumococcal, meningococcal, and live virus vaccines, require appropriate spacing to mitigate vaccine–vaccine interactions.

    Virology's Big Unanswered Questions

    Vaccine Development's Future

    Since the Human Genome Project's success in 2000, people have gained awareness of their genetic makeup and ways to enhance their quality of life. Soon, the promise of personalized vaccines will become a reality, disrupting the one-size-fits-all vaccination model.

    In the past ten years, companies with infectious disease vaccine programs received 3.4% of the total ($6.5 billion) venture capital raised for biopharmaceutical companies.

    From a scale perspective, the global vaccines market was about $38 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach over $72 billion by 2031. And the global travel vaccines market is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 9.9% through 2028.

    Research indicates there are about 630,000 viruses that could infect people. However, scientists currently know information about only 263 viruses. This means pandemic threats such as Disease X will continue for many years.

    The results from a global analysis published in August 2023 demonstrate the substantial potential mortality reductions achievable if the Immunization Agenda 2030  vaccination targets are met by 2030.

    In 2023, clinical trials began rapidly integrating Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning models to advance vaccine development. The international clinical trials market reached $48 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach $83 billion by 2032. A report published in November 2023 highlighted 1,600 treatments and vaccines in clinical development just for cancer. 

      PVax Vaccine Library

      PVax's vaccine library integrates peer-reviewed information from the European Medicines Agency, the World Health Organization, the UK, India, China, Brazil, Australia, and other agencies. Furthermore, PVax increases clinical trial transparency by integrating study results. And we curate our content to enhance consumer understanding by targeting the 10th-grade reading language.

      Fact-Checking

      Our news team has fact-checked health news for over 20 years and is committed to publishing accurate information. We stand by the information we publish; if it's incorrect, we will change it as quickly as possible. In addition, we take many steps to ensure accuracy, such as:

      • We investigate claims with skepticism, question assumptions, challenge conventional wisdom;
      • We confirm information with subject-matter experts and seek to corroborate what sources tell us by talking with other informed people or consulting documents;
      • We verify content, such as technical terms, stats, etc., against source documents or clarify who provides the information. For example, we may share relevant components of a story with a primary source or an outside expert to verify them.

      Vaccine Rating

      In December 2021, PVax launched an innovative patient-centric vaccine Rate feature, empowering consumers to rate their favorite vaccines. In addition, PVax's proprietary data helps guide content editing and syndication strategies. And complies with FactCheck.org principles.

      Publishing Goals

      Our editorial goal is to publish information adhering to the Plain Writing Act 2010.

      • Trustworthy - Only licensed providers edit our content, delivering 100% transparency.
      • Understandable - our clinical information is written with a positive voice and translated into a "main street" conversation.
      • Breaking research is contextually integrated into the news as it is published;
      • Experience - Each article is designed with uniform navigation, offering a consistent learning experience.

      PVax's proprietary content management system empowers the 3rd generation of multi-brand, producer-controlled syndication networks, delivering superior mobile-user experiences. In addition, the CHAD 3.2 digital environment maximizes AI utility throughout PVax's fact-checked information network.

      Editorial Standards

      PV supports these industry-leading non-profit health publishing criteria:

      Diversity

      Inclusiveness is at the heart of thinking and acting as journalists. The complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints. Race, class, generation, gender, and geography affect perspective. Reflecting these differences in our reporting leads to better, more nuanced stories and a better-informed community. Therefore, we seek diverse voices in our management and reporting staff.

      Editorial Independence

      Precision Vax publishes vaccine information based on valid research from universities, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the WHO. Furthermore, these organizations' editorial biases do not influence PV's independently published content. PV cites potential conflicts of interest on the same page as the published, relevant work.

      PV's digital newsroom is insulated from any interaction with advertisers. We do not accept gifts or remuneration to avoid any conflicts. And our news-gathering team is independent of commercial or political interests. Additionally, we do not allow third-parties to "ghost-write" news articles.

      The Medical Advisory Team works closely with pharmacists, doctors, and nurses across various specialty areas to ensure PrecisionVax's published content is accurate, actionable, and understandable. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Robert Carlson at [email protected]

      If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

        Policies

        Various PVax policies are listed on this webpage.

        Business Overview

        PVax ownership and revenues are discussed at this link.

        Comments and Concerns

        We believe that public feedback is not a one-way street. Instead, we are committed to engaging with you and acting based on your suggestions and other feedback. We are committed to providing greater transparency about how news is produced and offering regular contact and interaction points.

        In addition, we believe that news organizations are responsible for engaging with the public on the values and issues daily.

        We will respond to your request within two business days. Would you mind sending an email to [email protected]?  

        Thank you,

        Karen Hackett, Founder & President