Vaccine News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/29/2015
Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says

Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

10/29/2015
Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

10/26/2015
Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

10/20/2015
Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

10/19/2015
It's Time for Your Flu Shot

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

10/16/2015
Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk

Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

10/15/2015
Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC

Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

10/12/2015
HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says

But researchers add that it's critical to expand vaccination base

10/9/2015
Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study

Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

10/8/2015
1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report

Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

10/5/2015
Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

9/18/2015
Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

9/17/2015
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

9/14/2015
Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be

Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

9/10/2015
Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study

Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

9/8/2015
New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

9/8/2015
Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

8/27/2015
Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

8/26/2015
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

8/25/2015
Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds

Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

8/24/2015
Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

8/21/2015
Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check

Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

8/19/2015
Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

8/13/2015
New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'

Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

8/13/2015
Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.

Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

8/12/2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/3/2015
To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

7/31/2015
Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

7/30/2015
Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

7/27/2015
New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding