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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

  • More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola likely won’t mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests. That’s because the Ebola virus has been mutating at its normal pace during the current West African [...]

  • New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine shows promise in an early clinical trial, but requires much more testing, researchers report. The trial included 120 healthy adults in China who received either a low or high dose of the vaccine, or a placebo. Twenty-eight days later, 38 of 40 people in the [...]

  • Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pockets of unvaccinated children appear to have fueled the recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California, researchers report. “The Disneyland outbreak is quite possibly a direct consequence of the growing anti-vaccination movement in the United States,” said study author Maimuna Majumder, a research [...]

  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola caused major disruptions to health care systems in West Africa and has put hundreds of thousands of children at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that began in December 2013 and has [...]

  • More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In the wake of the measles outbreak that has generated headlines for months, more Americans now say they have positive feelings toward childhood vaccinations, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll. Of more than 2,000 adults surveyed, 87 percent said they thought that the vaccines routinely given [...]

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