Vaccine News

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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

7/21/2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

7/16/2015
Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

7/15/2015
Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says

Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines, experts say

7/14/2015
Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

7/13/2015
Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

7/9/2015
Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

7/7/2015
More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

7/6/2015
Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot

Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

6/25/2015
Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study

Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

6/25/2015
Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

6/22/2015
HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.

But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

6/18/2015
Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs

Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns

6/12/2015
Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note