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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

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday. But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of states — a worrisome finding, especially in light of the recent measles outbreak, [...]

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Flu vaccines offer moderate protection throughout most of the flu season, a new study shows. The research included more than 1,700 Americans of all ages. The participants all got flu shots. The researchers followed them for four flu seasons, from 2010-2011 through 2013-2014. Annual flu shots offered up to six [...]

  • Scientists One Step Closer to a Flu Shot That Lasts Your Whole Life

    Researchers have made progress in their efforts to develop a long-lasting universal flu vaccine that one day might eliminate the need for people to get flu shots every year, a new study reports.

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows. There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show that they are beneficial, according to researchers at Brown University in Providence, R.I. “This study [...]

  • Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check

    By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they’re current, but what does “up-to-date” look like these days? That depends on whether it’s what the school requires or what pediatric experts recommend. “Not all vaccines that we recommend [...]

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