Vaccine News

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12/8/2016
More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

12/7/2016
Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia

Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

11/22/2016
2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

11/22/2016
U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

11/18/2016
Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Get your flu shot now, health officials urge

11/18/2016
FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research

Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

11/10/2016
Drug Combo Shows Early Promise for Remission of HIV

Monkey study produces 'one-two punch' that combines an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug

11/10/2016
DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study

Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

11/8/2016
Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

11/3/2016
Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study

Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed

11/2/2016
Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World

HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

11/1/2016
Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

11/1/2016
Why You Need a Flu Shot Now

If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/24/2016
Polio Nearly Vanquished: CDC

But small pockets of world still have cases of crippling disease, officials add

10/20/2016
Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC

But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

10/17/2016
Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

10/14/2016
Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study

Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

10/5/2016
Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

10/5/2016
How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

10/5/2016
Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary

Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

10/3/2016
Top Zika Vaccine Candidate Moves Closer to Field Testing

DNA-based shot should be ready for larger groups of people in case of outbreaks next year, U.S. health officials say

10/3/2016
Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

9/30/2016
A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

9/30/2016
More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC

Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

9/29/2016
Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

9/29/2016
HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study

Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

9/28/2016
Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts

Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

9/23/2016
How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu

The best way to stay healthy is to get vaccinated, expert advises

9/22/2016
DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study

Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add

9/19/2016
H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk

Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

9/14/2016
Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study

Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

9/6/2016
Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

9/1/2016
Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

9/1/2016
Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC

Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

8/30/2016
Depression Diagnosis and Treatment

Many adults diagnosed with mental illness are not receiving treatment, study finds.

8/29/2016
Childhood Vaccines

The number of parents refusing or delaying vaccines on the rise, study finds.

8/29/2016
More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary

Reasons for refusing shots have changed in recent years, U.S. pediatricians' group finds

8/19/2016
Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

8/16/2016
Texas Reports 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State

Resident had recently visited area of Miami where mosquito-borne transmission is occurring

8/12/2016
White House Transfers $81M to Continue Zika Vaccine Research

The DNA-based shot is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

8/10/2016
4 More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Miami Area

But aerial spraying has made a big dent in mosquito control, health officials say

8/9/2016
Zika Caused Death of Texas Newborn: Officials

Baby had severe birth defect linked to mother's infection with the virus acquired outside U.S., officials say

8/5/2016
Officials: Aerial Spraying Working Against Miami Mosquitoes

The insects are to blame for first cases of Zika infection in U.S.

8/4/2016
3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys

Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

8/3/2016
U.S. Launches Early Trial of Zika Vaccine

The DNA-based jab is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

7/26/2016
Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

7/21/2016
Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia

Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

7/20/2016
Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

7/19/2016
Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

Boys and girls should start the shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus