Children's Vaccines

Children's Vaccines
Small Seizure Risk With Flu, Pneumococcal Vaccines
Combining the annual flu shot with other vaccines -- particularly the pneumococcal PCV13 vaccine -- may increase a child's risk of a seizure associated with high fever.
WebMD Survey: Safety Biggest Vaccine Worry for Parents
Parents worry a lot about vaccine risks and side effects, and most of them are questioning doctors about those concerns.
Did CDC Conspire to Hide Vaccine Risk?
Claims that the CDC in 2000 conspired with leading vaccine researchers to hide evidence of vaccine risk have been debunked, but concerns over vaccine safety persist.
Most Parents Confident About Vaccine Safety
Two new studies seek to better understand parents’ attitudes about vaccine safety and analyze potential barriers to routine childhood vaccination.
Vaccination Rate for Kindergarten Kids Is Over 90%
More than 90% of children entering kindergarten in the U.S. have had most recommended immunizations, although coverage rates remain below target goals for most states, the CDC says.
Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Bowel Disorder
New research from Mexico and Brazil links a widely used rotavirus vaccine with a rare bowel obstruction in babies.
Can HPV Vaccine Stop Throat Cancer?
Spread by kissing and oral sex, oral HPV infection is behind an explosive rise in throat cancer. It's a major reason why the ACIP, the U.S. vaccine advisory panel, may recommend HPV vaccine for boys.
Sharp Drop in Chickenpox Deaths Due to Vaccine
Chickenpox deaths in the U.S. have been nearly eliminated thanks to widespread use of the varicella vaccine, according to a new CDC study.
Report: Vaccines Generally Safe, Cause Few Health Problems
Although fears about vaccine safety are common, the new study from the nonprofit Institute of Medicine finds that vaccines cause few health problems.
CDC: Vaccination Rates for Toddlers Rising
After dipping in 2009, national vaccination rates for toddlers increased slightly or held steady at high levels last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC: Adolescent Vaccine Rates Rising
Increasing numbers of 11-and-12-year-olds are getting their recommended vaccines, but improvement is still needed, a CDC study shows.
Whooping Cough Vaccine May Not Give Long-Term Protection
The protection provided by the vaccine against whooping cough may wane after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests.
Needle-Free Shots Make Vaccines Less Scary
Needle-free vaccines may soon be coming to your neighborhood -- if they’re not already there.
Rotavirus Vaccine Has Cut Hospitalization of Kids
Far fewer children were hospitalized for a common stomach bug known as rotavirus since routine vaccination was recommended in 2006, a study shows.
More Than 1 in 10 Parents Don't Follow Vaccination Schedule
More than 1 in 10 parents of young children don't follow the recommended vaccination schedule, new research shows.
Vaccine Halves Malaria Infections in Young Children
An experimental vaccine cut malaria infections in infants and toddlers by about half, a new study shows.
Girls More Likely to Get HPV Vaccine When Doctors Recommend It
Doctors need to recommend the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help increase the number of girls getting immunized, according to CDC researchers.
Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines
Younger doctors are more skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of childhood vaccines than older doctors, a new study suggests.
Males 11-21 Should Get Gardasil HPV Vaccine
Males aged 11 to 21 should routinely be offered the Gardasil HPV vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted today.
Chickenpox Vaccination of Children Helps Protect Infants, Too
Chickenpox infection can be life-threatening for infants who are too young to receive the chickenpox vaccine. The good news is that the routine vaccination of children aged 1 and older has shown spillover benefits for infants.
Infants May Sleep Better When Vaccinated in Afternoon
Scheduling infant immunizations in the afternoon may lead to an increase in the infant's sleep over the next 24 hours.
Environmental Chemicals May Thwart Kids' Vaccines
Routine vaccines may not work as well in children with elevated blood levels of chemicals called PFCs (perfluorinated compounds), according to a new study.
Rotavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Risk of Intestinal Disorder
Despite studies showing that the rotavirus vaccine can reduce the number of children hospitalized for severe diarrhea, some U.S. doctors are slow to embrace it for fear that this vaccine may increase an infant’s risk of a life-threatening bowel blockage (intussusception).
HPV Vaccine: Early Evidence of Impact
An early report suggests that the HPV vaccine is preventing the abnormal lesions that lead to cervical cancer.
Under 3 Doses of HPV Vaccine May Be Effective
One or two doses of a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer may be just as effective as three doses, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.
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