A study of simulated epidemics has found that targeted vaccinations is more effective than a quarantine or taking no action at all.
Vaccination and Immunization
Nonmedical exemption rates for childhood vaccinations appear to have hit a plateau.
A flu vaccine that is effective for several years is showing promise.
Eleven million American men have oral human papillomavirus infections, which can lead to head and neck cancer.
The use of the HPV vaccine may be creating herd immunity, protecting unvaccinated women.
Measles is still very rare in the United States, but most cases involved either someone who was not vaccinated or whose status is unknown.
First dose of HepB vaccine should be given in the first 24 hours to prevent infection.
Adverse events after vaccinations don’t usually recur after reimmunizations.
A 5% drop in MMR vaccine use could lead to as much as $4.1 million in health-care costs.
Parents of teenagers are often unaware that their teen children have not had all the vaccinations they need.