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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

  • Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests. The first step is to explain to children in an age-appropriate way that the vaccinations help [...]

  • Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using two types of polio vaccines seems to provide stronger protection against the disease and may boost efforts to eradicate polio, a new study shows. The research involving nearly 1,000 children in India found that giving the Salk inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) to those who had already been given [...]

  • This One Thing Predicts Whether Parents Will Refuse Vaccines for Kids

    Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.

  • Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot, Doctors Urge

    A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.

  • 2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study. Researchers tested the two vaccines — MenACWY-CRM and 4CMenB — on volunteers aged 18 to 24. MenACWY-CRM cut meningitis-causing bacteria populations in the nose and [...]

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