Vaccine News

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4/7/2011
Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds

But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

3/31/2011
Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable

People over 65 and diabetics most at risk, CDC warns

3/24/2011
U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded

To include people in their 50s

3/15/2011
Seniors Not Getting Important Preventive Health Services

Too few getting recommended vaccines and screening for cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis, report warns

3/1/2011
Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals

The more sex partners, the more likely a man will have the cancer-linked virus, research shows

2/22/2011
Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine-Safety Lawsuit

Says nation's vaccine court is designed to handle such claims

2/17/2011
U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports

37 states report widespread activity; vaccination recommended

2/8/2011
Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases

Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

2/8/2011
'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say

2/4/2011
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study

Canadian researchers focused on children and younger adults

2/2/2011
Last Year's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Was Safe, Study Finds

No pattern of Guillain-Barre syndrome or other serious side effects noted, researchers say

2/2/2011
Gardasil Vaccine Guards Against HPV in Boys

Study finds it gives males same level of protection as females

2/1/2011
Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations

Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

1/26/2011
Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

1/20/2011
Emotions May Sidetrack Use of Safety Devices

Consumers often overreact when learning of a product's potential risks, researchers find

1/20/2011
H1N1 Flu Is Raging in Britain; Could U.S. Be Next?

Different strain predominates now among Americans, but that situation could change, experts say

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