Vaccines in the News

Vaccines in the News

'No shots, no school'? Vaccination rates lag in California charter schools August 2, 2017
Vaccination rates in California schools reached an all-time high last school year, but one subset of public schools still appears to be lagging behind: charter schools. [+] more
9 dangerous diseases that could be prevented by vaccines within the next decade, from HIV to cancer August 1, 2017
To get approved, vaccines need to show that they're both safe and effective at preventing diseases or - if they're used therapeutically - at activating the immune system to go after existing diseases. That process can take years or even decades. Here are nine vaccines currently in development that could dramatically change how humans live. [+] more
Everything You Need to Know About the Tetanus Vaccine July 30, 2017
Tetanus — a bacterial disease that occurs when spores of the bacteria Clostridium tetani, enter the body — causes severe problems to the nervous system. These bacteria like to hang out in both soil as well as feces, meaning that for someone who’s never been vaccinated, any puncture wound (scrapes, splinters, needle injections, stepping on a rusty nail) has the potential to develop into Tetanus. [+] more
Vaccine lessens severity of whooping cough infections July 27, 2017
Even though vaccinations don’t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests. [+] more
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