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FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response November 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded November 24, 2015

Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule November 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas November 12, 2015

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial November 04, 2015

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk November 03, 2015

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: Survey November 02, 2015

Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season October 29, 2015

Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says October 29, 2015

Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines October 29, 2015

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds October 26, 2015

This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy October 20, 2015

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

It's Time for Your Flu Shot October 19, 2015

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk October 16, 2015

Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC October 15, 2015

Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says October 12, 2015

But researchers add that it's critical to expand vaccination base

Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study October 09, 2015

Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report October 08, 2015

Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia October 05, 2015

Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate September 18, 2015

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC September 17, 2015

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be September 14, 2015

Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study September 10, 2015

Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots September 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC September 08, 2015

A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study August 31, 2015

Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated August 27, 2015

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds August 26, 2015

Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds August 25, 2015

Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine August 24, 2015

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check August 21, 2015

Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests August 19, 2015

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono' August 13, 2015

Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S. August 13, 2015

Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection August 12, 2015

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study August 03, 2015

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials July 31, 2015

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study July 27, 2015

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice July 21, 2015

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC July 16, 2015

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says July 15, 2015

Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines, experts say

Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine July 14, 2015

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys July 13, 2015

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness July 09, 2015

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds July 07, 2015

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot July 06, 2015

Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study June 25, 2015

Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds June 25, 2015

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo June 24, 2015

Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months