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Flu Immunizations Up, Hospitalizations Down in Children
Kids aren't the biggest fans of vaccinations — particularly the needles that come with them. But those needles may be keeping many kids free from the flu and out of the hospital.
Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.
Pneumonia Vaccines May Have Cut Kids’ Hospital Admissions
Pneumonia can be a serious illness that can lead to time in the hospital for little ones. But a new vaccine may prevent the disease in this population.
Vaccines Were Not Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
Many people worry that vaccines meant to prevent disease may cause other illnesses. But a recent study found that vaccines likely did not cause multiple sclerosis (MS) or disorders like it.
Teen Vaccinations Were up, but HPV Vaccination Still Lagged
Opting for a vaccine that could possibly prevent cancer may seem simple on paper, but families across the nation have been slow to adopt one such vaccine.
Vaccine Not Always Enough to Prevent Pneumococcal Disease
Vaccines can be used to protect against both viruses and bacteria. But bacteria have a secret weapon that makes them harder to fight.
Protecting Kids from Rotavirus
One of the most common reasons for diarrhea among children is rotavirus. But a vaccine for rotavirus was introduced in 2007.
Where Measles Can Thrive
Measles cases are the highest they have been since 2000, exceeding the previous high in 2011. L ike this year's, t he 2011 outbreaks resulted from low vaccination coverage.
Successes of the Chickenpox Vaccine
Any time a new vaccine is introduced, researchers pay special attention to what happens in the next several decades to the disease that vaccine protects against. Chickenpox is no different.
On-Time Vaccines Better than Late
Some parents may feel it's better to delay their children's vaccines instead of following the officially recommended schedule. But that could present more risks from side effects.