Immunization News

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2/3/2015
Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine

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

2/3/2015
Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

1/28/2015
Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

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

1/23/2015
Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

1/7/2015
Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

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

1/7/2015
Psoriasis Costs Americans Up to $135 Billion Annually, Study Finds

Much of the expense is for indirect effects, such as time lost from work, experts say

12/18/2014
Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

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

12/15/2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

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

12/11/2014
Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response

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

12/4/2014
California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

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

11/6/2014
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

8/30/2014
Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

7/11/2014
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity

Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/17/2014
Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

5/7/2014
Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?

Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

5/5/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study

Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

4/16/2014
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

2/25/2014
On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital

Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

1/14/2014
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

11/5/2013
HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds

Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

11/1/2013
With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy

Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

10/8/2013
Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

9/23/2013
Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?

British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic

8/27/2013
Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch

As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

7/11/2013
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study

'Personalized immunotherapy' may one day treat late-stage skin cancer

7/1/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Have Same Impact on Time Lost at Work: Study

Patients gained no more benefit from higher-priced biologic drug Remicade vs. cheaper medications

6/10/2013
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds

Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

5/8/2013
Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children

But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

3/29/2013
Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

3/13/2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness

When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

3/4/2013
Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots

Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction

2/27/2013
Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors' Immune Cells

Small, early study may have found a way to help marrow transplants work without immune troubles

2/6/2013
Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine

Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

1/28/2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations

U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

1/21/2013
Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated

This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

1/15/2013
Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids

This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

1/14/2013
Thigh Is Safer Vaccination Site Than Arm for Toddlers, Study Finds

Children under 3 who received DTaP injection in leg muscle were less likely to need treatment for reaction

12/19/2012
States Lagging in Emergency Preparedness: Report

Budget cuts, complacency threaten gains in U.S. readiness, public health experts warn

12/14/2012
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study

Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

11/16/2012
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

10/26/2012
Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season

No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

10/19/2012
A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance

General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

10/1/2012
Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response

Blocking single harmful protein might work, early lab study suggests

9/26/2012
Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth

But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness