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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

  • Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants and children who are at risk of contracting meningitis because of specific health problems should be vaccinated against the infection, according to updated recommendations from the largest pediatrician group in the United States. And routine vaccinations for the potentially deadly infection should continue for [...]

  • Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An “unacceptably low” number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all boys and girls aged 11 and 12 get [...]

  • Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Polio is history in much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Giving vaccinated children an extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine could boost their immunity and help eradicate the highly infectious disease, a new study suggests. Although the polio vaccine is highly [...]

  • Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children. While the vaccine only prevented dengue fever in 56 percent of the 10,000 kids who got the full series of three shots, it protected [...]

  • Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children. While the vaccine only prevented dengue fever in 56 percent of the 10,000 kids who got the full series of three shots, it protected [...]

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