National Meningitis Association Launches '16 Vaccine' Campaign To Remind Families That Teens Need Second Booster ShotThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than half of teenagers have not received the recommended dose of the vaccine that prevents meningitis.
Thousands Of Kindergartners Unvaccinated Without Waivers, CDC Report FindsA majority of unvaccinated or undervaccinated kindergartners in at least 10 states were allowed to enroll provisionally for the last school year, without any formal exemption.
Researchers Develop Pill That Could Replace Vaccination InjectionsThe pill releases a jet stream of drugs, thanks to the same chemistry used in volcano science projects.
Panel Discussion Aimed At Addressing Myths About Vaccinations Addressed At ConferenceChristopher Molineaux, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania bio life sciences future conference, says the goal of the influenza panel discussion was to improve the vaccine rates and pandemic preparedness.
Measles Vaccine Has Benefit Beyond MeaslesChild death rates dropped significantly with introduction of the measles vaccine and, new research indicates the vaccine protects against other infections as well.
I-TEAM: Salem County Gave Children Wrong Vaccines; 2-Year-Old Boy Received Double Dose of Cervical Cancer Prevention VaccineOperations of the “Shots for Tots” clinic have been suspended by the Health Department at this time.
Things Get Heated At Meeting Over Controversial Vaccine Bill In New JerseyMore 100 people filled the Assembly Health and Senior Services committee hearing Monday to oppose a bill making it tougher to get religious exemptions from vaccinations.
Health: Vaccination MistakesFlu shots and other vaccines save lives, but if a shot isn't given the right way, it could leave you with debilitating shoulder and arm pain. Are you more likely to have a problem depending on where you get a shot?
NJ Assemblyman Concerned About Christie's Comments Regarding VaccinationsNew Jersey Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway (D) told WPHT midday host Dom Giordano that he was “concerned that the chief public health officer for the state of New Jersey seems equivocated on an important issue such as vaccinations.”
La Salle Nursing Professor: Not Getting Your Children Vaccinated 'Endangers The Health Of Your Community'Governor Chris Christie and Senator Rand Paul have both gotten in hot water as of late for their comments on vaccines.
Making The Vaccination Process A Little Easier For KidsNo 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.
Whooping Cough Still WidespreadMost people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.
Meningitis B Vaccinations Top 3K At Princeton Princeton University reports more than 3,300 students have received meningitis B vaccinations since a mass vaccination got underway on campus Monday.
Study: Childhood Vaccines Are SafeThe Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.
Time To Get Flu Shot Is Now, Says CDCThe signs are everywhere -- "Get your flu shot here!" -- and every supermarket, pharmacy, and clinic is offering the vaccination to keep you from getting sick.