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  1. Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. adults are skipping recommended vaccinations that could protect them from serious or life-threatening diseases, according to figures released by federal health officials Thursday. Modest increases were

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  2. Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The older vaccine for whooping cough that was phased out in the late 1990s is more effective than the current version of the vaccine, a new study contends. Teenagers who received four shots with the older vaccine -- called whole-

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  3. People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccination is safe for children and adults with an egg allergy, according to new research that is especially timely in light of the current widespread flu. "The influenza vaccine is grown in chicken eggs; therefore, it contains trace amounts of egg allerge

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  4. Sleep Helps Vaccines Work: Study

    Aug. 1, 2012 -- People who regularly get more than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to respond to vaccination against hepatitis B compared to those who get in less than six hours, according to new research. The differences were surprising, says researcher Aric Prather, PhD, a clinical he

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  5. Pregnant Women to Get Pertussis Vaccine

    June 23, 2011 -- To halt a spike in whooping cough cases and deaths in infants, pregnant women now are advised to get a booster shot of the pertussis vaccine in their late second or third trimester. Vaccination against whooping cough -- pertussis -- can't start before age 2 months. But the disease i

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  6. Adults Fall Short on Vaccinations

    Nov. 17, 2010 -- Vaccinations aren't just for kids. Adults need them, too, and while vaccination rates are increasing, there's definitely room for improvement, according to public health experts. At a news conference today hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), experts rel

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  7. Adult Vaccines Not Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Nov. 8, 2010 (Atlanta) -- Despite fears to the contrary, common adult vaccinations are not associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a large study suggests. Swedish researchers studied 1,998 people with RA and 2,252 people who did not have the disorder. A total of 31% of

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  8. Flu Shots OK for People With Egg Allergy

    Oct 14, 2010 -- For years, people with egg allergy were told to avoid the flu vaccine because it contains egg protein and could trigger a reaction, but this advice no longer stands. People with egg allergies can -- and should -- get the flu shot this year, according to a new report by the American A

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  9. Why Some Will Get Flu Vaccine -- and Why Some Won't

    Oct. 7, 2010 - This year, 95% of doctors but only 65% of mothers say they'll get their children vaccinated against the flu. The figures come from a series of surveys commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), which strongly supports the CDC's recommendation that everyone

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  10. Mother's Flu Shot Protects Infant

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- Getting a flu shot during pregnancy may be one of the most effective ways to protect infants from getting the flu. A new study confirms that babies whose mothers received the influenza vaccine while pregnant were much less likely to become ill with the flu or be hospitalized for resp

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