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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 and herd immunity: lessons learned from serogroup C conjugate vaccination pro

Meningococcal vaccines and herd immunity: lessons learned from serogroup C conjugate vaccination pro

Are individuals who are not vaccinated for meningococcal serogroup C conjugate less at risk for contracting the disease?
Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Fact sheet about the meningococcal vaccine from the CDC.
Immunization Strategies for Clostridium Difficile Infections

Immunization Strategies for Clostridium Difficile Infections

The limited ability of antibiotics to cure C. difficile infection and prevent relapse highlights the need for new strategies such as immunization.
Immunoprophylaxis and Immunotherapy of S. Epidermidis

Immunoprophylaxis and Immunotherapy of S. Epidermidis

How feasible is a Staphylococcus Epidermidis vaccine?
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?
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.
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?
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.
Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained
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
Vaccines Hold Diseases to Record Low

Vaccines Hold Diseases to Record Low

In the U.S., the number of cases of most vaccine-preventable diseases is at an all-time low, the CDC reports.
Rotavirus Vaccination: Short vs Long-term Herd Protection

Rotavirus Vaccination: Short vs Long-term Herd Protection

Rotavirus vaccination has dramatically improved the health of children in the USA; but long-term, indirect protection may be limited.
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?
Chickenpox Vaccine

Chickenpox Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of chickenpox vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
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.