Moderna Says RSV Vaccine for Older Adults Is 84% Effective
- Fewer Kids Being Vaccinated Against Measles, CDC Says
January 12, 2023 — For the second straight year, the percentage of schoolchildren immunized against measles fell below a critical rate necessary to prevent the virus from spreading in the community, federal health officials say.
- Study Pushes Back Smallpox Origins Another 2,000 Years
January 11, 2023 — “Variola virus may be much, much older than we thought.”
- New York Declares State Disaster Emergency Over Polio
September 12, 2022 — Polio virus has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City and in four New York counties: Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and Nassau.
- Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic
August 18, 2022 — A new study reveals countries that are closer to achieving universal health coverage saw smaller declines in routine childhood vaccinations during the pandemic.
- As Polio Virus Detection Grows, U.K. to Vaccinate Children
August 10, 2022 — From Feb. 8 to July 5, polio virus was detected 116 times in 19 sewage samples from London.
- First Malaria Vaccine a Major Milestone Despite Hurdles Ahead
December 2, 2021 — The four-dose vaccine, advanced by landmark COVID-19 prevention efforts, is an achievement that scientists have been painstakingly working toward for decades.
- Vials With Smallpox Labels Found at Vaccine Lab
November 18, 2021 — The vials were found by a laboratory worker while cleaning out a freezer in a facility that conducts vaccine research.
- WHO, CDC Warn of Measles Threat
November 11, 2021 — The world faces an increased risk of a measles outbreak because 22 million infants did not get their measles shots last year due to the pandemic,
- COVID Vaccine vs. Flu Vaccine: What to Know
October 22, 2021 — The COVID and flu vaccines are important, and both are quite effective at preventing serious illness or death. But that’s where much of their similarities end. Here’s the science behind both.
- Scientists Use 3D Printing to Create Injection-Free Vaccine Patch
October 6, 2021 — The 3D-printed microneedle patch can be customized for painless, cost-effective vaccination against multiple diseases and can even be self-administered.
- WHO Recommends Malaria Vaccine for at-Risk Children
October 6, 2021 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday recommended the use of a malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other areas where risk for the disease is high, offering hope and relief to countless families across the African continent and beyond.
- Measles Outbreak Blamed on Anti-Vaccine Groups
May 9, 2017 — Measles Outbreak Blamed on Anti-Vaccine Groups
- Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
February 21, 2017 — Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups
- Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary
October 4, 2016 — Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated
- CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law
June 30, 2015 — CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law
- Ohio Amish Rethink Vaccines Amid Measles Outbreak
June 23, 2014 — Ohio Amish Reconsider Vaccines Amid Measles Outbreak
- Males Aged 11-21 Should Get Gardasil HPV Vaccine
October 25, 2011 — Males aged 11 to 21 should routinely be offered the Gardasil HPV vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted today.
- Chickenpox Vaccine Drastically Cuts Hospitalizations
January 2, 2011 — The chickenpox vaccine prevented more than 50,000 hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006, according to new data published in the February issue of Pediatrics.
- Vaccines for Teens: Some States' Rates Lag
August 20, 2010 — CDC: More teens are getting their recommended vaccinations, but vaccination rates still are below target levels. From state to state, teen vaccination rates vary widely.
- Kids' Vaccines: No Link to Unrelated Diseases
August 9, 2005 — A Danish study shows multiple childhood vaccines don't make kids vulnerable to diseases not covered by the vaccines.
- Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Deaths
February 2, 2005 — Fewer people in the U.S. than ever before die of chickenpox, now that the chickenpox vaccine is part of a child's routine immunization schedule.
- Prevnar Vaccine Withstands Follow-Up Tests
October 12, 2004 — The most frequently reported side effects from the Prevnar vaccine are minor but deserve continued monitoring, according to a new report.
- Third Dose of Prevnar Reinstated for Children
July 9, 2004 — After months of shortages of the vaccine Prevnar, health officials now say supplies are adequate to increase the recommended number of doses from two to three for healthy children.
- Vaccine Helps Reduce Childhood Pneumonia Risk
May 11, 2004 — Thanks to the pneumonia vaccine, fewer young children are developing pneumonia. But black children still have the highest risk.
- Childhood Vaccines Safe, Review Shows
December 8, 2003 — A review of dozens of studies on vaccines shows they are safe and effective in children.
- Risk of Meningitis Upped for College Freshman
August 21, 2000 — Is your child off to college this fall? If you've made a checklist of items to pack and things to take care of before he or she goes, you may want to add just one more item -- a meningitis vaccination.
- Vaccine for Deadly Childhood Infection in the Works
January 1, 2000 — An international team of researchers has assembled a mosaic with more than 2 million pieces to complete a picture of a strain of bacteria that causes a rapidly fatal form of meningitis. Now that they have clues to the bacteria's mode of operation, researchers can design a vaccine to prevent it.
- Vaccination at Birth Leads to Full Set of Childhood Shots
November 9, 1999 — Hospitals can greatly increase the chance that inner-city children will receive all of their childhood vaccinations by providing the first one shortly after birth, according to a study in the Nov. 10 Journal of the American Medical Association.