Immunization News

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5/24/2010
No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

5/19/2010
Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

5/18/2010
A Mother's Love Overcomes Poverty's Effect on Health

Caring moms seem to boost child's immune response throughout life, study finds

5/17/2010
Men, Women May Respond Differently to Vaccines

Frequency, severity of adverse effects vary between genders, researcher says

5/13/2010
Sugar Before Shots Helps Infants Cope

Fewer tears are shed when babies get sweet solution before injections, review finds

4/27/2010
Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids

Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

4/23/2010
LeAnn Rimes Brings Battle With Psoriasis to Center Stage

Diagnosed at age 2, the singer is teaming with health groups to bolster patient support

4/5/2010
Vaccines-By-Patch Good News for Needle-Phobic

New technique may offer painless alternative, researchers say

2/18/2010
Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women

Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

2/6/2010
Spectators Need to Prepare for Olympic Games, Too

Health experts urge travelers to take steps to prevent illness

1/29/2010
Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study

Enhanced vaccines could offer better protection in future, researcher says

1/26/2010
Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure

Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

1/22/2010
Llama Research Aids Defense Against Potential Bioweapon

Antibodies from the animals used to detect botulism neurotoxins, study finds

1/18/2010
Immune Response Better With Skin Scratch Vaccination

'Scarification' offered greater protection than injection in study

1/11/2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness

But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

1/11/2010
Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot

Suggestions to make vaccination less painful

1/4/2010
Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu

Some should consult a doctor first

12/24/2009
Flu Vaccine for Seniors Approved

A high-dose shot for people 65 and older

12/24/2009
Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script

H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

12/23/2009
Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

12/22/2009
As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear

About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

11/13/2009
Another Swine Flu Vaccine Approved for Children

CSL's shot now for ages 6 months and older

10/30/2009
Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More

Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

10/21/2009
Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report

Experts urge international community to continue to push for progress

10/20/2009
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children

Fluarix sanctioned for kids aged 3 to 17

10/16/2009
Tylenol May Weaken Effectiveness of Kids' Vaccines

Giving analgesic to prevent fever at shot time could be counterproductive, researchers say

9/14/2009
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs

But only people with weakened immune systems should worry, study says

5/26/2009
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

5/18/2009
New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

4/9/2009
Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk

But doctors differ on degree of peril, saying genetics likely a key player

3/25/2009
Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

3/13/2009
Health Tip: Minor Reaction to Childhood Immunizations

Here's how to ease minor discomfort

2/4/2009
Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine

Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

2/3/2009
U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start

Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

1/12/2009
Lack of Sleep Linked to Common Cold

Getting less than seven hours a night boosts your risk, study found

1/7/2009
Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report

Suboptimum vaccination rates cast doubt on ability to eliminate disease by 2010

12/17/2008
Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

Survey finds overpayments to some countries where data doesn't match WHO reports

12/15/2008
Immune System Works Better at Night

Greater success fighting infection than during the day, study says

12/5/2008
Special Immune Cells May Be Key to HIV Resistance

Some people infected with the AIDS-causing virus don't get sick

12/5/2008
Health Tip: Vaccinations for Adults

Who should get them, and when

12/4/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated

Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

12/2/2008
Health Tip: Allergies to the Flu Shot

Who may have a reaction and shouldn't get the vaccine

12/1/2008
Health Tip: Be Sure to Get a Flu Shot

Particularly if you're at higher risk

12/1/2008
Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks

The lesson from 2 failed trials: The science must be more vigorous, experts say

11/17/2008
Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness

Report also cites drug given to U.S. troops to protect them from nerve gas

11/11/2008
Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy

Eight-week regimen better than 3 to 5 years of standard shots under skin, study finds

11/3/2008
Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

10/26/2008
Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital

Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

10/8/2008
New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future

Early study finds it appears to sustain insulin production in the newly diagnosed.

9/4/2008
Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations

More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say