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The 411 on Flu Vaccines
When it comes to flu vaccines, which is better: A squirt in the nose or a shot in the arm?
For Egg-Allergic Kids, Nasal Flu Vaccine Appears Safe
Some flu vaccines are made using eggs, raising safety concerns for many patients with egg allergies. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
CDC Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccination
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Have you had your flu shot yet?
WHO Calls for Sustained Measles Vaccination
The World Health Organization (WHO) released some encouraging statistics on measles vaccination last week. But this news comes with a call to action.
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
Flu Vaccine: How a High Dose Could Help Older Patients
The flu can be a major risk for elderly patients. But the type of flu vaccine these patients receive could lower that risk.
Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.
Could Your Child Be at Risk for Measles?
Measles may seem like an ailment from a bygone era, but new evidence suggests that many US children may still be at risk today.
Chickenpox Vaccine Continues to Save Lives
Fewer itchy rashes and missed school days may only be a few of the benefits of the chickenpox vaccine.
HPV Vaccine: How Many Doses Does It Really Take?
Doctors don't usually encourage patients to deviate from their vaccination schedules, but new evidence suggests that less may actually be more — at least when it comes to the HPV vaccine.