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.
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans traveling overseas are not immunized against highly contagious diseases, new research shows. Outbreaks of certain infections — such as measles and hepatitis A — could be prevented if more U.S. travelers got the recommended vaccinations, the study authors said. “Americans planning international travel should see their health [...]
In a finding that underscores the dangers of not vaccinating all children for measles, researchers estimate that one in eight American children are vulnerable to this highly infectious disease.
Getting a flu shot may protect you not only from flu, but also from pneumonia, the leading cause of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths, a new study suggests.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some parents’ long-simmering concerns over the safety of childhood vaccines received unexpected — and, in some quarters, unwelcome — notice during the second Republican presidential candidates’ debate. While the link between vaccines and autism has long been discredited, an exchange toward the debate’s end addressed a [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu vaccine should be a better match than last year’s for circulating flu strains, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that in most years, the vaccine is 50 to 60 [...]