Vaccine News

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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

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