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Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys

Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries

Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections

Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study

It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything

Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet

This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Findings show it won't increase complications

Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests

Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity

CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says

But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: Study

Researchers say teen girls in mostly black and mostly white neighborhoods have lowest rates

U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC

It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas

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

It's Time for Your Flu Shot

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC

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

Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

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

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

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

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

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

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

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

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

Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

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

Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

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

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

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

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

Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

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

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

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

More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

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

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

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo

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

Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas

California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say