Health News

CDC Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccination
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Have you had your flu shot yet?
First Flu Vaccine with Adjuvant Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant.
Anthrax Vaccine Gets FDA Nod
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to prevent disease following suspected or confirmed exposure to Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax disease.
WHO Calls for Sustained Measles Vaccination
The World Health Organization (WHO) released some encouraging statistics on measles vaccination last week. But this news comes with a call to action.
Respiratory Infection Vaccine Shows Promise
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and highly contagious virus that can be especially dangerous for babies. But the virus may have finally met its match.
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
Tdap Vaccine Appears Safe for Moms-to-Be
The safety of whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy can be a big concern for expecting moms and their doctors. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
Vaccine Myths - Busted!
Share to spread the word and set a few vaccine myths straight!
Flu Vaccine: How a High Dose Could Help Older Patients
The flu can be a major risk for elderly patients. But the type of flu vaccine these patients receive could lower that risk.
Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.