Thursday June 30, 2016
The presidential election and #Brexit dominate the news, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world stops turning. There are several important immunization stories that shouldn't get lost in the shuffle. Here are four to keep an eye on:
Tuesday June 28, 2016
It was a shock to both parents and health care providers to hear the latest word on nasal flu vaccines, which had long been favored as a painless and more effective alternative to flu shots for children. Not this year.
Friday June 24, 2016
A U.S. pharmaceutical company and its partner in South Korea report that they have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin human safety trials on a possible first vaccine against Zika virus.
Wednesday June 22, 2016
For most people planning to attend the Summer Olympics in Brazil this summer, the big health concern is Zika virus. Justifiably so. There is no vaccine against the virus, which can cause the serious birth defect of microcephaly in pregnant women who contract it, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered preventive advice to avoid the mosquitos whose bites can be infectious: Use a good mosquito repellent, and wear long sleeves and pants, to prevent mosquito bites, especially clothing treated with the repellent permethrin.
Thursday June 16, 2016
When vaccine stories develop, it’s hard to keep track of all the important information. Here’s what you need to know about the new research that could lead to a more accurate flu vaccine.