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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 ...
Adult Hepatitis A Vaccine: Side Effects, Guidelines, and More

Adult Hepatitis A Vaccine: Side Effects, Guidelines, and More

Should you get the hepatitis A vaccine? It may be a good idea. Learn more from WebMD about getting vaccinated as an adult, including the benefits and possible side effects.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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