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New Guidelines for Immunizations

New Guidelines for Immunizations

The American Academy of Pediatrics says immunization schedules for children, teens, and young adults need to be pushed more aggressively to achieve greater compliance.......[Read More]
Symptoms of Tetanus

Symptoms of Tetanus

From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on tetanus from the experts at WebMD.......[Read More]
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]
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

The MMR vaccine is very important for children and some adults who have not yet been exposed or vaccinated. WebMD explains who should get the vaccine and when.......[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]
Online Vaccine Videos Questioned

Online Vaccine Videos Questioned

Experts at the University of Toronto screened 153 vaccine videos posted on YouTube. About half of the videos didn't support immunization.......[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]
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]
Measles Elimination and Challenges for Rubella Control

Measles Elimination and Challenges for Rubella Control

Recent challenges in measles elimination and rubella control require an in depth look at world-wide vaccination campaigns.......[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]