Vaccine News

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3/4/2015
Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

3/2/2015
Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

2/27/2015
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

2/24/2015
A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates

Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

2/24/2015
California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update

But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

2/23/2015
Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says

Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

2/23/2015
Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

2/20/2015
Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn

Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

2/18/2015
Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

2/17/2015
Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu

Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

2/17/2015
Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States

Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

2/13/2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

2/10/2015
Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

2/9/2015
Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C.

85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

2/9/2015
HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

2/6/2015
5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles

Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California

2/3/2015
Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

2/3/2015
Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

2/2/2015
U.S. Measles Cases Now Exceed 100: CDC

Outbreak still traced to Disney theme parks in California, officials say

1/30/2015
More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

1/29/2015
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

1/29/2015
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

1/28/2015
Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

1/28/2015
U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

1/26/2015
78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

1/23/2015
Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

1/22/2015
California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.

More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

1/20/2015
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

1/19/2015
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids

1/15/2015
Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine

CDC urges early antiviral treatment if symptoms appear

1/13/2015
Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants

Rotavirus triggers potentially dangerous diarrhea, vomiting, experts say

1/9/2015
Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old

Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended

1/7/2015
Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

1/6/2015
Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

1/5/2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/23/2014
Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine

Precursor of vaccine now being tested in West Africa produced immune response in Ugandans

12/22/2014
Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

12/18/2014
Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

12/18/2014
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

12/18/2014
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

12/18/2014
Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

12/16/2014
'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

12/15/2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

12/11/2014
Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

12/11/2014
Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

12/10/2014
Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

12/4/2014
California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

12/4/2014
Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

12/2/2014
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease