Vaccine News

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2/27/2013
2/21/2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC

Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/14/2013
Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness

Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say

2/11/2013
Vaccine With Drug Payload Shows Promise Against Tumors

Liver cancer patients on higher dose of medication lived twice as long as those on lower dose

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

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

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

1/29/2013
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

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

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/24/2013
Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study

Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly

1/23/2013
People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts

With study finding, they advise people to have the 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

1/18/2013
How Cervical Cancer Vaccines Came to Be

Research started in the late 1990s, first vaccine approved in 2006

1/18/2013
Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer

Researchers are working to harness the body's immune system to prevent, battle tumors

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

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

1/16/2013
Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says

Critics call for more research into whether shots may be linked to some developmental disorders

1/16/2013
Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?

It may be easing already in parts of the U.S., ramping up in others, experts say

1/16/2013
Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu

As the outbreak worsens, health experts urge flu shots, frequent hand-washing and other measures

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

1/11/2013
Flu Widespread in 47 States, Vaccine 'Moderately' Effective: CDC

Infections appear to be falling in the Southeast, where the virus first appeared

1/9/2013
Flu Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

Boston declares state of emergency; 18 flu-related deaths of children reported nationwide

1/7/2013
Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report

Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

1/4/2013
Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared

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

1/2/2013
For One Woman, HPV Vaccine Was a 'No-Brainer'

Deb McAlister got the shot for her two granddaughters to shield them from cervical cancer

12/17/2012
12/14/2012
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study

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

12/11/2012
Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Get a Chickenpox Vaccine

Including those who've had a prior reaction

12/10/2012
College Kids Not So Smart About Flu Shots, Study Finds

Only 20 percent surveyed reported getting vaccinated

12/3/2012
11/27/2012
Whooping Cough Vaccine Less Effective Over Time: Study

California outbreak suggests need to reevaluate vaccine schedule

11/21/2012
11/5/2012
Third Mumps Shot May Help Control Outbreaks: Study

Additional dose of vaccine slowed spread of disease in New York community

10/31/2012
Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?

Close quarters created intense exposure that overwhelmed vaccine, study found

10/29/2012
Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart

Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

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

10/17/2012
New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests

Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

10/15/2012
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study

No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

10/4/2012
Little U.S. Flu Activity So Far, CDC Says

Most people 6 months of age and older are urged to get vaccinated

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

Blocking single harmful protein might work, early lab study suggests

10/1/2012
Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS

Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

9/27/2012
Follow-Up Lacking for Babies After Hepatitis B Vaccination: CDC

Testing needs to ensure vaccine blocked mother-to-child transmission of virus

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

9/19/2012
More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study

Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies