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Immunoprophylaxis and Immunotherapy of S. Epidermidis

Immunoprophylaxis and Immunotherapy of S. Epidermidis

How feasible is a Staphylococcus Epidermidis vaccine?
Immunizations-Topic Overview

Immunizations-Topic Overview

What are immunizations?Immunizations, also called vaccinations, help protect you or your child from diseases. When you are given an immunization, you receive a vaccine that contains fragments of a disease organism or small amounts of a weakened disease organism. The vaccine causes your immune ...
Vaccine for Deadly Childhood Infection in the Works

Vaccine for Deadly Childhood Infection in the Works

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 ...
Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Fact sheet about the meningococcal vaccine from the CDC.
Vaccination Delays Put Many Children at Risk

Vaccination Delays Put Many Children at Risk

Many children aren't fully protected from childhood diseases like measles and whooping cough because they didn't get the complete series of recommended vaccines or they didn't get them on time.
Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines

Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines

Younger doctors are more skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of childhood vaccines than older doctors, a new study suggests.
Immunogenicity and Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine

Immunogenicity and Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine

How do we improve immunogenicity of the influenza vaccine in older adults?
Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests

Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests

Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three
Influenza Vaccine: The Basics

Influenza Vaccine: The Basics

WebMD explains what the flu vaccine is and whether it’s effective against all types of flu viruses including the recent outbreak of swine flu, as well as bird flu and types A, B, and C.
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out
Barriers to Delivery of Influenza Vaccine to US Adolescents

Barriers to Delivery of Influenza Vaccine to US Adolescents

What strategies can be implemented to increase adolescent uptake of the influenza vaccination?
Current Adjuvants, New Perspectives in Vaccine Formulation

Current Adjuvants, New Perspectives in Vaccine Formulation

A new generation of adjuvants are emerging in effective vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer.
Measles: A Tale of Two Outbreaks

Measles: A Tale of Two Outbreaks

The current measles outbreak, which has topped 100 cases so far, is believed to have started at two Disney theme parks in California.
The Economics of Vaccination Against TB

The Economics of Vaccination Against TB

How cost-effective is universal TB vaccination?
Introducing New Vaccines in Developing Countries

Introducing New Vaccines in Developing Countries

This paper reviews the importance of vaccination in the prevention of infectious diseases and discusses vaccine implementation in developing countries.
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say
CMV Vaccine in the Works

CMV Vaccine in the Works

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause birth defects if exposure happens during pregnancy; an experimental vaccine may curb CMV infection, new research shows.
Gov't Issues Meningitis Vaccine Alert

Gov't Issues Meningitis Vaccine Alert

Five American teens reportedly developed a serious neurological condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome after being vaccinated with Menactra, which is made by Sanofi Pasteur.
The Evolving History of Influenza Viruses and Vaccines

The Evolving History of Influenza Viruses and Vaccines

How has the influenza vaccine evolved to match the evolution of influenza viruses?
The Meningitis Vaccines: What Parents Should Know

The Meningitis Vaccines: What Parents Should Know

Meningitis vaccines can protect against most types of meningococcal disease. Should you get a vaccine for your child or teen? Here is information parents should know.