Vaccine News

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3/31/2016
Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

3/25/2016
Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study

Booster shot every 30 years would protect as well as every 10 years, and save money, researchers contend

3/18/2016
Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet

This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

3/16/2016
New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

3/15/2016
Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds

As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too

3/14/2016
Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Findings show it won't increase complications

3/14/2016
Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows

Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

2/26/2016
Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

2/24/2016
2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Potential

Both produced high levels of antibodies to the deadly virus, researchers say

2/22/2016
Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

2/17/2016
Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests

Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

2/16/2016
In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

2/15/2016
WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones

But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

2/12/2016
CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/11/2016
Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

2/11/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/10/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

2/10/2016
Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

2/8/2016
Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

2/8/2016
White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

2/5/2016
CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

2/5/2016
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

2/3/2016
Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

2/2/2016
Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

2/2/2016
Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold Viruses

Vaccine was well-tolerated, elicited 'moderate' response in volunteers, researchers report

2/2/2016
Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

2/1/2016
WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

1/29/2016
U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

1/28/2016
Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

1/25/2016
Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

1/24/2016
Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity

CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

1/15/2016
Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says

But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

1/8/2016
U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC

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

1/8/2016
Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

12/30/2015
It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says

12/23/2015
Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC

Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

12/18/2015
Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

12/17/2015
Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus

And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

12/15/2015
Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

12/15/2015
Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey

Only 1.3 percent of VA hospitals mandate the shot for health care workers, researchers find

12/6/2015
How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

12/4/2015
Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

11/25/2015
FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

11/24/2015
Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded

Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

11/20/2015
Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

11/12/2015
California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

11/4/2015
Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

11/3/2015
Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

11/2/2015
One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: Survey

Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

10/29/2015
Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season

Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes