VACCINE INFORMATION CENTER
A Minnesota-based hospital chain fires about 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Heplisav-B for the prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus.
New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.
Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.
Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.
Common reasons that parents give when declining human papillomavirus vaccine for their children are, "My teen is not sexually active," or "Maybe we'll wait until he/she is a bit older." This thinking negates the vaccine's preventive purpose.
A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.
Timing of a recent administration of the meningococcal vaccination cannot be ignored.