Immunization News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/27/2003
Second Heart Death Tied to Smallpox Vaccine

CDC also reports 10 cases of heart inflammation in military

3/26/2003
More May Be at Risk from Smallpox Inoculations

Study: Half of hospital patients could get secondary infections

3/11/2003
Researchers Developing Pill to Treat Smallpox

Could be used in people who can't be vaccinated

3/4/2003
Children With Immune Problems at Greater Bioterror Risk

Doctors warn that even smallpox vaccine poses threat

2/27/2003
First Moderate Reaction to Smallpox Jab Reported

Nurse breaks out in pustules, one of 3 affected

2/7/2003
Health Workers Balk at Smallpox Vaccinations

Cite medical, financial, political reasons for not lining up

1/17/2003
Panel Urges Informed Consent on Smallpox Vaccine

Recipients should know medical, financial risks

1/7/2003
Flu's Toll Higher Than Thought

Study finds huge increase in deaths, especially in elderly

12/23/2002
Vaccine Quashes AIDS in Monkeys

Therapy stimulates immune reaction against infection

12/17/2002
Spate of Thyroid Cases Baffles Army

Graves disease struck Special Force unit in late 1990s

12/16/2002
Combination Vaccine for Kids

Six shots rolled into one

12/13/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Not for Everyone

Bush, but not his family, will get it, and experts say many others shouldn't also

12/12/2002
Bush: Smallpox Vaccine Is Your Call

White House plan suggests voluntary inoculations for most of nation

11/20/2002
Vaccine Could Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Study documents perfect record against responsible virus

11/14/2002
CDC: Not Enough Seniors Getting Flu Shot

Only two-thirds immunized against it, and fewer for pneumonia

11/14/2002
Study: Mass Vaccination Unnecessary for Smallpox

Immunizing contacts takes fewer doses, lower toll in side effects

11/14/2002
Study Suspects How Alzheimer's Vaccine Failed

Brain hemorrhaging may have caused inflammation in patients

10/17/2002
Experts: Many Are Too Vulnerable for Smallpox Vaccine

Pregnant women, HIV and skin patients shouldn't get pre-attack vaccine

10/16/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Study Tests Those Already Inoculated

Will decide whether older people need another vaccination

10/14/2002
Halted Alzheimer's Vaccine Was on Right Track

Trial of shots stopped over concerns of brain inflammation

10/9/2002
Eczema Tied to Failure of Natural Antibiotic

Discovery could lead to better therapy, understanding of other diseases

9/24/2002
Want a Flu Shot? Get Some Sleep First

Lack of rest impairs initial immune response to vaccination

9/23/2002
CDC Releases Smallpox Vaccine Guidelines

Gives states what-if instructions in event of virus attack

9/19/2002
Counterintuitive Therapy Kills Melanoma Cells

Scientists attack cancer by weakening immune system

8/28/2002
Old Smallpox Vaccine Shows Resiliency

Small study finds it generates response after 35 years

8/7/2002
Flu Shots Good for Business

They can mean a healthier work force, saving companies money

7/31/2002
Vaccine Effort to Target Adolescents, Older Minorities

Officials call teens the 'orphans' of immunization program

7/30/2002
Meningitis Cases Tied to Cochlear Implants

Experts warn recipients to be vaccinated against germs

7/8/2002
Study Urges Mass Inoculation Against Smallpox

Model predicts it will save more lives than current U.S. 'containment' plan

7/8/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Testing Starts

Stash of 70 million doses could be stockpiled if found effective

7/3/2002
Vaccine Protects Transplant Patients from Shingles

Chicken pox inoculation cuts risk of painful resurgence of virus

6/27/2002
Gene Therapy Cures Immune Disorder

Reverses 'bubble boy' disease in two children

6/26/2002
Study: Anti-Vaccine Web Sites Rely on Emotion

Author says they offer little scientific evidence

6/20/2002
Panel: No Mass Smallpox Vaccinations Needed

CDC experts say some health-care workers should be inoculated

5/6/2002
Hepatitis A Much More Prevalent Than Thought

Study figures incidence at 10 times reported rate

5/1/2002
Wily HIV Attacks Body's Palace Guard

Knocks out immune cells that mark it for destruction

4/8/2002
Alzheimer's Immunization Improves Mouse Memory

Single dose works even though no plaque is reduced

3/29/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Cache a Windfall for U.S.

Aventis donates millions of doses in cold storage for decades

3/28/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Find May Halt Need for Dilution

Millions of doses found, but thinning out existing one works

3/26/2002
Anthrax Vaccine Found Safe for Women, Babies

Study of female recruits finds shot won't harm fertility or fetus

3/24/2002
UNICEF Health Primer Works in Underdeveloped Countries

Newest edition highlights sensitivity to local customs while improving health care

3/16/2002
Put Spring Pollen in its Place

Shots now more effective, less painful way to fight allergies, experts say

3/6/2002
Anthrax Vaccine Deemed Safe, Effective, but Flawed

Institute of Medicine finds no link to chronic illnesses

2/22/2002
Alzheimer's Vaccine Trial Halted

Study suspended after volunteers experience brain inflammation

2/14/2002
U.S. Measles Cases Continue to Plunge

Fewer than 100 cases in 2000; vaccine coverage cited

2/1/2002
Cell-Penetrating Peptide Boosts Cancer Vaccine

Prevents and reduces existing tumors in mice

1/31/2002
Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

U.S. finds more cases in adolescents and adults

1/31/2002
Study Finds Flu Shots Prevent Strokes

Risk is 40% lower among people who were vaccinated

1/31/2002
Flu Season Tame So Far

CDC expects activity to pick up in February

1/22/2002
Rubella on the Run

Report says disease nearly eradicated in United States, but pockets remain