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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 ...
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.
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.
Mercury in Vaccines Leaves Blood Fast

Mercury in Vaccines Leaves Blood Fast

Ethyl mercury from the vaccine preservative thimerosal exits the blood 10 times faster than methyl mercury, on which risk assessments are based.
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.
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
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.
Alternative Vaccine Schedule Stirs Debate

Alternative Vaccine Schedule Stirs Debate

An article in a medical journal is sharply critical of a popular book that offers an alternative schedule of children's vaccines.
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.
Childhood Vaccination Rates High

Childhood Vaccination Rates High

Childhood vaccination rates are high, with less than 1% of kids not getting any vaccines by age 19-35 months, the CDC reports.
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?
Re-emergence of Pertussis

Re-emergence of Pertussis

Vaccine-preventable pertussis is on the rise. What new vaccine approaches can be used to control this disease?
Chickenpox Vaccine

Chickenpox Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of chickenpox vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds