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.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Trumenba is approved to protect people between the ages of 10 and 25 from invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B bacteria. The [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A pair of promising Ebola vaccines could be deployed against the outbreak ravaging three West African nations by January, experts say. Rival American and Canadian vaccines are being prepared for possible use in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but first they have to pass expedited human [...]
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases. Even though some have questioned whether vaccines — particularly for hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) — might be associated with a small rise in the risk of MS, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most American kids entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations, a new report shows. Coverage for the 2013-2014 school year ranged from 95 percent for the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine to 94.7 percent for two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The childhood pneumococcal vaccine helps children avoid the suffering and danger of ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. And a new study suggests it may provide an added bonus: cutting down on infections from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” First used in children in 2010, the pneumococcal vaccine was linked [...]