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Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidelines, Benefits, Side Effects

Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidelines, Benefits, Side Effects

WebMD explains when and why adults should get a pneumococcal vaccine and possible side effects.......[Read More]
Vaccines Special Feature Stories and News

Vaccines Special Feature Stories and News

Find adult vaccine information including reasons for vaccination, vaccination types (including MMR, shingles, meningococcal, HPV, chickenpox, flu, hepatitis, and more), and the latest information on all adult immunizations for travel.......[Read More]
Chickenpox Vaccine May Wear Off

Chickenpox Vaccine May Wear Off

The chickenpox vaccine's effectiveness may fade with time, so children should get a second dose when they're 4-6 years old, researchers report.......[Read More]
Rotavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Risk of Intestinal Disorder

Rotavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Risk of Intestinal Disorder

Despite studies showing that the rotavirus vaccine can reduce the number of children hospitalized for severe diarrhea, some U.S. doctors are slow to embrace it for fear that this vaccine may increase an infant’s risk of a life-threatening bowel blockage (intussusception).......[Read More]
Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine

Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine

WebMD explains the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine -- why it's important, who should get it, the vaccine schedule, and possible side effects.......[Read More]
Mumps Epidemic Hits Iowa

Mumps Epidemic Hits Iowa

A mumps epidemic is spreading throughout Iowa, with the number of confirmed cases topping 300.......[Read More]
Immunization Rates High for U.S. Kids

Immunization Rates High for U.S. Kids

The CDC says 2006 immunization rates for kids remain at or above record highs but could still improve, especially for teens.......[Read More]
Needle-Free Shots Make Vaccines Less Scary

Needle-Free Shots Make Vaccines Less Scary

Needle-free vaccines may soon be coming to your neighborhood -- if they’re not already there.......[Read More]
Children's Vaccines News - Timely health and medical news

Children's Vaccines News - Timely health and medical news

Which vaccines do children need? Find in-depth information on vaccines for children and teens, including immunization schedules and vaccine safety information.......[Read More]
MMR Vaccine

MMR Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of MMR vaccines including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Vaccination Considerations for Business Travelers

Vaccination Considerations for Business Travelers

Which vaccinations are recommended for business travelers?......[Read More]
Chickenpox Vaccine Reduces Illness, Costs

Chickenpox Vaccine Reduces Illness, Costs

Research shows the chickenpox vaccine is already exceeding expectations in terms of reducing serious illness and hospital costs.......[Read More]
Pneumonia Vaccine Brings New Challenge

Pneumonia Vaccine Brings New Challenge

The success of children's pneumonia vaccine may allow a rise in kids' pneumonia not targeted by the vaccine, researchers say.......[Read More]
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the whooping cough vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Immunization Safety-Topic Overview

Immunization Safety-Topic Overview

Immunizations are safe even if your child: Currently has or is recovering from a minor illness,such as a cold,ear infection,vomiting,or diarrhea. Has a slight fever. Has had recent exposure to someone with a contagious disease. Was born early (prematurely). Had a mild reaction (such as redness at th......[Read More]
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say......[Read More]
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the whooping cough vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Gardasil Approved to Target More Cancers

Gardasil Approved to Target More Cancers

The FDA says the vaccine Gardasil may be used to prevent some cancers of the vulva and vagina in girls and women aged 9-26.......[Read More]
Meningococcal Vaccine (MPSV4, MCV4): Schedule and Side Effects

Meningococcal Vaccine (MPSV4, MCV4): Schedule and Side Effects

WebMD's guide to the meningococcal vaccine, who needs it, when it is given, and possible side effects.......[Read More]
Should Children Be Vaccinated Against Lyme Disease?

Should Children Be Vaccinated Against Lyme Disease?

A vaccine designed to protect people against the tick-borne illness Lyme disease may be as effective and well-tolerated in children as it is in teen-agers and adults.......[Read More]