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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

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start … for Now

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that’s likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says. “We are starting to see a little more flu in the country, [...]

  • Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Three-quarters of American parents would consider removing their children from day care if other kids did not have all the recommended vaccinations, and many say that under-vaccinated children shouldn’t be allowed to attend day care. Those are among the findings from a national survey of parents of children up [...]

  • Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Influenza is a nasty virus in its own right. But, it might also increase a person’s risk of suffering a life-threatening tear in the body’s most important artery, a new study suggests. During flu season, an increased number of people land in the hospital with a [...]

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Getting a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during the last trimester of pregnancy is safe for the fetus, a new study has found. The Tdap vaccine doesn’t increase an expecting mothers’ risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight newborns, or the serious pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia, said [...]

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The states with the lowest rates for teen vaccinations against the virus believed to cause most cervical cancers are also the states where cervical cancer rates are the highest, a new study finds. For example, in Massachusetts, where 69 percent of teen girls have been vaccinated, [...]

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