Vaccine News

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1/20/2011
Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link

18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

1/13/2011
Flu Season Looks Normal This Year, Experts Say

Getting a shot still worthwhile; seniors most vulnerable to prevalent strain

1/12/2011
Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare

Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

1/11/2011
Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study

Although not perfect, the shot will protect many older folks, researchers say

1/10/2011
People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine

They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds

1/7/2011
Rabid Stray Dog Spurs Shots for Shelter Workers: Report

Case in which 36 dogs were euthanized puts spotlight on need to vaccinate pets, CDC says

1/5/2011
Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds

Injection might one day help humans who are addicted to drugs, researcher suggests

1/5/2011
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study

Immunization program reduces illness and disease-related costs, researchers say

12/23/2010
Flu Activity Low So Far, But More Cases to Come: CDC

Already two children younger than 5 have died this season

12/22/2010
12/3/2010
Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says

Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

11/23/2010
Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu

Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

11/17/2010
Medicare Panel Endorses Vaccine for Prostate Cancer Patients

Provenge extends survival by about four months on average, costs $93,000 per individual

11/17/2010
CDC Report Finds Adult Vaccination Rates Still Lagging

US health officials urge adults to think beyond the annual flu shot

11/10/2010
Few Young Women Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Study finds less than a third start the three-dose series, many fail to complete it

11/9/2010
HPV Vaccinations Lead to Fewer Genital Warts: Study

Decline only found in immunized population, researchers say

11/3/2010
Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report

More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

11/1/2010
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009

Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

10/28/2010
Teens Should Get Meningitis Booster Shot: CDC Panel

Vaccine doesn't last as long as believed, officials say

10/26/2010
New Polio Vaccine Shows Major Advantages: Study

Bivalent oral vaccine targets two deadly strains of virus

10/22/2010
Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research

Studies look at trends in vaccination rates, effectiveness

10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/18/2010
Kids' Medicaid-Covered Flu Shots Put Docs at a Loss: Study

Higher reimbursement would save money overall, with more kids vaccinated, researchers suggest

10/14/2010
Too Few Adults Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough: CDC

Those who skip Tdap shot put unvaccinated babies at risk for potentially deadly infection, experts say

10/7/2010
Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak

Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

10/5/2010
Vaccine Studied for Deadly Brain Cancer

Appears to lengthen survival time, but study is small, researchers say

10/5/2010
Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth

Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

10/1/2010
Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say

Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

9/29/2010
Anti-Inflammatory Helps Treat Bacterial Meningitis: Study

Dutch researchers report that dexamethasone, along with antibiotics, increases survival rates

9/20/2010
Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

9/17/2010
Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot

Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

9/16/2010
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High in U.S.

Coverage for most routine shots at or over 90%, CDC report shows

9/13/2010
More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

9/13/2010
Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?

Some people shouldn't get it, experts say

9/8/2010
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers

AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

9/6/2010
College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands

Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

9/4/2010
Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

9/3/2010
Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications

Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

9/3/2010
Unvaccinated Teen's Life Forever Changed

Mother says trauma could have been avoided if vaccine had been available

8/30/2010
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines

Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

8/23/2010
Hepatitis E Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective

Ongoing research suggests it's a potent form of protection against infection

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/13/2010
Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year

Virus will most likely return but not be any more virulent, they add

8/6/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia

Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

8/4/2010
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

8/2/2010
Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers

But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

7/30/2010
H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

7/28/2010
Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study

But FDA-approved Provenge remains very expensive, experts note

7/20/2010
New Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts

Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

7/19/2010
Flu Vaccine Via Skin Patch Shows Promise in Mice

New technology uses painless 'microneedles' to deliver immunization