Adult Vaccines News
- Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data
September 29, 2022 — New data shows.the Jynneos vaccine that was originally to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox.
- Black Men Less Likely to Get Monkeypox Vaccine
August 29, 2022 — New CDC data shows only 10% of the Jynneos vaccine doses have been given to Black people, even though they make up a third of U.S. cases.
- Pfizer Begins Trial for Lyme Disease Vaccine
August 9, 2022 — Pfizer has launched a late-stage clinical trial to test a vaccine that could protect against Lyme disease, the company announced Monday.
- ‘Self-Boosting’ Vaccines Could Be Immunizations of the Future
August 4, 2022 — MIT researchers have developed microparticles that could be used to create self-boosting vaccines, saving us time and money, and better curbing the spread of germs.
- Can the Flu Vaccine Help Keep Older Minds Sharp?
June 30, 2022 — Flu vaccination has been linked to a 40% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to a new study.
- CDC Reports Meningococcal Disease Outbreak in Florida
April 11, 2022 — The CDC has issued a health warning about an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida, primarily among gay and bisexual men, including those living with HIV.
- 'Anti-Vaxx' Movement Shifts Focus to Civil Liberties
October 7, 2020 — As a COVID-19 vaccine gets closer to becoming a reality, opposition from so-called anti-vaxxer groups could become a political movement, researchers warn.
- Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought
November 21, 2019 — In fact, infants' immunity wanes much more rapidly than once thought, researchers report in the December issue of Pediatrics. The finding drives home the importance of community-wide immunizations.
- Aging Narrows Gender Gap in Flu Vaccine Response
August 21, 2019 — Here's some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study finds.
- Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Power Fades With Time
June 10, 2019 — The researchers said that the findings show the importance of keeping up to date on a child's shots, and the critical need to develop new and better vaccines against whooping cough.
- Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?
May 8, 2019 — Experts are divided on the need for a measles booster shot by adults who are worried about their measles immunity.
- Cruise Ship Quarantined in St. Lucia For Measles
May 2, 2019 — St. Lucia Coast Guard Sgt. Victor Theodore told NBC News that its name is "Freewinds." That's the name of a cruise ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology, according to NBC News.
- U.S. Measles Cases top 700, More Likely to Come
April 29, 2019 — In 2018, 372 measles cases were reported to the CDC, and 120 in 2017. Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.
- What's Herd Immunity, and How Does It Protect Us?
November 30, 2018 — When lots of people in an area are vaccinated, fewer people get sick. Then fewer germs are around to spread from person to person. This concept is called herd immunity, or community immunity.
- Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in Mumps
March 21, 2018 — A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn.
- Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy
December 19, 2017 — Doctors no longer need to question patients about egg allergy before giving the vaccine, according to an updated guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
- Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
July 20, 2016 — 1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds
- New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise
March 16, 2016 — Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests
- Many Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations
October 9, 2015 — Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say
- Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC
February 6, 2014 — Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report
- Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
May 20, 2013 — But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes
- People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
January 23, 2013 — With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine
- Sleep Helps Vaccines Work: Study
August 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.
- Pregnant Women to Get Pertussis Vaccine
June 23, 2011 — To stop a rise in infant deaths from whooping cough, the ACIP recommends the Tdap vaccine for pregnant women in their late second or third trimester.
- Adults Fall Short on Vaccinations
November 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.
- Flu Shots OK for People With Egg Allergy
October 14, 2010 — People with egg allergies can -- and should -- get the flu shot this year, according to a new report by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
- Why Some Will Get Flu Vaccine -- and Why Some Won't
October 7, 2010 — Survey: This year, 95% of doctors but only 65% of mothers say they'll get their children vaccinated against the flu. Mothers with young kids are particularly likely to vaccinate.
- Mother's Flu Shot Protects Infant
October 4, 2010 — Babies whose mother's had the influenza vaccine while pregnant are less likely to get the flu as infants.
- Flu Vaccine FAQ
September 13, 2010 — To answer frequenly asked questions about the flu vaccine for the 2009-2010 season, WebMD speaks with CDC flu expert William Atkinson, MD, MPH.
- CDC Panel Calls for Flu Vaccine for All
February 24, 2010 — Everybody, not just those at risk of complications, should get a yearly flu shot, the CDC's immunization advisory panel says.
- U.S. Adults Dying of Preventable Diseases
July 24, 2009 — Diseases easily preventable by adult vaccines kill more Americans each year than car wrecks, breast cancer, or AIDS.
- Adult Smokers Need Pneumococcal Vaccine
October 22, 2008 — All adult cigarette smokers should get the pneumococcal vaccine, the CDC's vaccine advisory committee has recommended.