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Vaccines

Vaccines protect against serious and potentially fatal infections. There are currently 12 vaccines recommended for children between birth and 18 years of age. However, vaccines aren?t just for children. There are a wide variety of vaccines that can help you stay healthy in your 20s, 30, 40s, and beyond. Vaccines can help your immune system to stay primed to fight off germs as you age, and can even prevent some types of cancer.

Vaccines News

  • CDC Offering Zika Tests for Pregnant Women Returning from Central and South America

    U.S. health officials are shipping test kits for the Zika virus to health departments around the country.

  • Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Poor Americans are more likely to be hospitalized with complications from flu than wealthier people, a new study finds. Low vaccination rates, packed housing and less access to regular medical care likely all play a role in boosting the risk of being in an intensive care [...]

  • Another Surprising Reason You Should Get a Flu Shot

    Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk.

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The discovery doesn’t prove the Zika virus is the cause of thousands of [...]

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The discovery doesn’t prove the Zika virus is the cause of thousands of [...]

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