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Controlling Serogroup B Invasive Meningococcal Disease

Controlling Serogroup B Invasive Meningococcal Disease

The 4CMenB vaccine may soon be approved for use in Canada and will target the leading cause of invasive meningococcal disease.......[Read More]
Challenges in Reducing Dengue Burden

Challenges in Reducing Dengue Burden

Dengue is a major public health concern worldwide, but an effective vaccine may be on the horizon.......[Read More]
Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC

Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC

Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006......[Read More]
Preteen and Teen Immunizations

Preteen and Teen Immunizations

Confused about the recommendations for preteen and teen immunizations? This quick summary puts some of the latest updates at your fingertips.......[Read More]
Preteen and Teen Immunizations

Preteen and Teen Immunizations

Confused about the recommendations for preteen and teen immunizations? This quick summary puts some of the latest updates at your fingertips.......[Read More]
FDA Approves New Meningitis Vaccine

FDA Approves New Meningitis Vaccine

The FDA has approved a new, single-dose vaccine that may help protect college students from bacterial meningitis, a condition that frequently spreads on college campuses.......[Read More]
Chickenpox Vaccine

Chickenpox Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of chickenpox vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Seizure Risk Rises With 4-in-1 Vaccine

Seizure Risk Rises With 4-in-1 Vaccine

The risk of fever-related seizures in infants nearly doubles with the 4-in-1 measles-mumps-rubella-chickenpox vaccine (MMRV) compared to separate injections with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and the chickenpox vaccine, according to a new study.......[Read More]
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.......[Read More]
Optimizing Immunization in Pediatric Special Risk Groups

Optimizing Immunization in Pediatric Special Risk Groups

How should vaccines for various diseases be administered to children with serious underlying chronic conditions?......[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]
Survey Shows Parents Worry About Vaccines

Survey Shows Parents Worry About Vaccines

How parents view children's vaccines......[Read More]
Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases......[Read More]
Chickenpox Vaccine Drastically Cuts Hospitalizations

Chickenpox Vaccine Drastically Cuts Hospitalizations

The chickenpox vaccine prevented more than 50,000 hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006, according to new data published in the February issue of Pediatrics.......[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]
Mobilizing and Evaluating Anticancer T Cells

Mobilizing and Evaluating Anticancer T Cells

What are the pitfalls and solutions for mobilizing and evaluating T cells in immunotherapy?......[Read More]
Survey: More Parents Accepting Vaccine Use

Survey: More Parents Accepting Vaccine Use

Fewer parents may be refusing to vaccinate their children, especially in western states, which have had some of the nation’s highest refusal rates, according to new survey data from Medscape.......[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]
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]
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]