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Traveling and the Measles Vaccine
Many United States travelers who were eligible to receive the measles vaccine didn't receive it before leaving the country, according to a new study.
Men and HPV Vaccination
Despite human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs becoming available to the public in 2009, vaccination rates among men remained relatively low, a new study found.
Rotavirus Vaccine Showing Promise
Since 2013, when a nationwide rotavirus vaccine program began, doctor visits in the United Kingdom for acute gastroenteritis have fallen sharply, a new study found.
Tdap During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Despite some past concerns, a new study found that getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy was not tied to an increased risk for microcephaly or structural birth defects.
Travel Smart for Your Health
If you are planning to travel abroad, being sure you're up to date on all recommended vaccinations is key.
A Way to Protect Babies from the Flu
For babies younger than 6 months, influenza vaccination has not been proven to be successful. But a new study found a different way to protect babies from the flu.
Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise
In an early, phase I trial, researchers think they have found an Ebola vaccine combination that could offer at least partial protection.
What's Behind the Whooping Cough Comeback?
Vaccines may be the most important disease prevention tool that science has ever seen. But they aren't without their hiccups.
What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV and cervical cancer.
The 411 on Flu Vaccines
When it comes to flu vaccines, which is better: A squirt in the nose or a shot in the arm?