Vaccine News

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4/2/2013
Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds

Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

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

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

3/28/2013
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby

'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/20/2013
Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study

Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

3/18/2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

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

3/13/2013
Study Confirms Slight Rise in Paralysis Risk After Swine Flu Shot

Less than 2 'excess' cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome found per 1 million vaccinations

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/7/2013
New Pap Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Cancer in Young Women: Study

One cancer can cause problems in less than two years, but recommended screening is now every three years

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

2/28/2013
Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC

Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says

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