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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

  • Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week — the biggest jump in infections so far. Most of the new cases arose in Liberia, the U.N. health agency said, but cases in Guinea [...]

  • Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week — the biggest jump in infections so far. Most of the new cases arose in Liberia, the U.N. health agency said, but cases in Guinea [...]

  • Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than 90 percent of children are getting the vaccines that prevent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); polio; hepatitis B and chickenpox (varicella), [...]

  • Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday. Already the largest Ebola outbreak ever, the viral infection has produced 3,069 cases so far and killed 1,552 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Nearly [...]

  • 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 [...]

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