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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

  • Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A pair of promising Ebola vaccines could be deployed against the outbreak ravaging three West African nations by January, experts say. Rival American and Canadian vaccines are being prepared for possible use in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but first they have to pass expedited human [...]

  • Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases. Even though some have questioned whether vaccines — particularly for hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) — might be associated with a small rise in the risk of MS, [...]

  • Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most American kids entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations, a new report shows. Coverage for the 2013-2014 school year ranged from 95 percent for the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine to 94.7 percent for two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella [...]

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts ‘Superbug’ Infection: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The childhood pneumococcal vaccine helps children avoid the suffering and danger of ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. And a new study suggests it may provide an added bonus: cutting down on infections from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” First used in children in 2010, the pneumococcal vaccine was linked [...]

  • Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against ‘Bird Flu’

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two groups of researchers report they are refining the vaccine strategies that will be needed if the world ever has to face a “bird flu” pandemic. Scientists suspect that avian influenza could change and easily spread to people with no immunity to it, potentially causing [...]

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