Are you up to date on your vaccines?

While the COVID-19 vaccines held center stage over the last couple of years, something else was happening behind the scenes: a dip in the rate of children and adults getting their non-COVID vaccinations, including flu, measles, ...

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Researchers reveal why shingles can lead to stroke

Scientists investigating why people who have had shingles are at a higher risk of stroke, now believe the answer lies within lipid vesicles called exosomes that shuttle proteins and genetic information between cells, according ...

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Shingles is not caused by COVID-19 vaccines. Here's the science

Physicians in Israel recently reported that six women with autoimmune disorders developed the painful rash known as shingles 3 to 14 days after they received a first or second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.


New research reviews the state of vaccine safety science

A new systematic review provides a succinct summary of the scientific evidence for and/or against causal associations for 47 adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Findings from the study will be presented during the ...

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Vaccines: not just for kids

(HealthDay)—If you have children, you know how important it is to keep up with their immunization schedule.

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CDC: Vaccination rates more than 95 percent for kindergartners

(HealthDay)—Overall vaccination coverage is high among the nation's kindergarten students, according to research published in the Oct. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality ...

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Number of children not receiving vaccines slightly increased

(HealthDay)—Overall, vaccine coverage for children aged 19 to 35 months remained high and stable from 2013 to 2017; however, a small, but growing number of children received no vaccinations, according to research published ...

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