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More Teen Girls Faint After Vaccination

More Teen Girls Faint After Vaccination

The CDC notes a rise in reports of people ages 5 and older -- mostly teen girls -- who faint soon after vaccination.......[Read More]
Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC

Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC

Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report......[Read More]
Vaccines: A Safe Choice

Vaccines: A Safe Choice

Vaccine safety information from the experts at WebMD.......[Read More]
Adult Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot and Nasal Spray): Guidelines, Benefits, Reactions

Adult Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot and Nasal Spray): Guidelines, Benefits, Reactions

WebMD explains flu shots and flu nasal spray for adults, including who should get them, when, and the benefits and side effects of influenza vaccines.......[Read More]
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.......[Read More]
Mumps Vaccine Good, Not Perfect

Mumps Vaccine Good, Not Perfect

The 2006 U.S. mumps outbreak was the biggest in 20 years. High vaccine use checked it -- and is holding off an ongoing resurgence in Canada.......[Read More]
Children's Vaccines Special Feature Stories and News

Children's Vaccines Special Feature Stories and 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]
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]
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......[Read More]
MMR Vaccine

MMR Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of MMR vaccines including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[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]
Adult Vaccines TOC

Adult Vaccines TOC

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]
Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC

Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC

Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report......[Read More]
FDA OKs Meningitis Vaccine for Kids 2-10

FDA OKs Meningitis Vaccine for Kids 2-10

The FDA has expanded the age range for Menactra, a bacterial meningitis vaccine, to include children aged 2-10.......[Read More]
Rotavirus-Topic Overview

Rotavirus-Topic Overview

What is rotavirus,and what causes it? Rotavirus is a virus that infects the intestinal tract of almost all young children by age 5. In the United States,most children get sick from rotavirus by age 2. A rotavirus infection causes stomach upset and diarrhea. Babies and very young children with .........[Read More]
Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds......[Read More]
Chickenpox (Varicella)-Home Treatment

Chickenpox (Varicella)-Home Treatment

Most healthy children, teens, and adults with chickenpox (varicella) need only home treatment. However, all adults with chickenpox need to see a health professional.If you have chickenpox, you do not need to stay in bed, but you should stay quiet and rest......[Read More]
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.......[Read More]
The Economics of Vaccination Against TB

The Economics of Vaccination Against TB

How cost-effective is universal TB vaccination?......[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]