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Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines March 02, 2015

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC February 27, 2015

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates February 24, 2015

Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update February 24, 2015

But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says February 23, 2015

Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates February 23, 2015

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn February 20, 2015

Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly February 18, 2015

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu February 17, 2015

Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States February 17, 2015

Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC February 13, 2015

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'? February 10, 2015

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C. February 09, 2015

85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows February 09, 2015

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles February 06, 2015

Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California

Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine February 03, 2015

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says February 03, 2015

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

U.S. Measles Cases Now Exceed 100: CDC February 02, 2015

Outbreak still traced to Disney theme parks in California, officials say

More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC January 30, 2015

Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC January 29, 2015

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles January 29, 2015

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds January 28, 2015

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases January 28, 2015

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak January 26, 2015

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds January 23, 2015

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S. January 22, 2015

More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities January 19, 2015

California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids

Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine January 15, 2015

CDC urges early antiviral treatment if symptoms appear

Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants January 13, 2015

Rotavirus triggers potentially dangerous diarrhea, vomiting, experts say

Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old January 09, 2015

Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended

Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe January 07, 2015

Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis January 06, 2015

Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says January 05, 2015

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported December 30, 2014

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise December 21, 2014

Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report December 18, 2014

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles December 18, 2014

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot December 18, 2014

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults December 16, 2014

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study December 15, 2014

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response December 11, 2014

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV December 10, 2014

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC December 04, 2014

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial December 02, 2014

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' December 02, 2014

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

A Lasting Legacy of Science December 02, 2014

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

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