No one likes to get a shot, but vaccinations are required by school districts. Parents and pediatricians can make it easier for kids to suffer through the pain.
Most people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.
Princeton University reports more than 3,300 students have received meningitis B vaccinations since a mass vaccination got underway on campus Monday.
The Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.
The signs are everywhere — “Get your flu shot here!” — and every supermarket, pharmacy, and clinic is offering the vaccination to keep you from getting sick.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that parents are getting their kids vaccinated before school starts.
Even though summer is waning, many pet owners are either dropping the dog off at a kennel or picking it up again, and may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
A new study being published in the “Journal of American Medicine” indicates that compounds found in waterproof clothing and microwave popcorn may reduce the effectiveness of tetanus and diphtheria vaccines.
There is a very important report released by the CDC in their monthly morbidity and mortality report which looks at children and flu related deaths.
Healthcare providers met in Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve access to vaccines for preventable diseases.
Students will now have to prove they have received two doses of the chicken pox and the mumps vaccines before entering school in Pennsylvania in September.