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The norovirus vaccine, while not preventive of all disease, does significantly reduce the severity of symptoms.
Vaccine Information Sheets: Find Out What You Know
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 mandates that providers of vaccines follow well-prescribed guidelines. Find out if you know NCVIA right from wrong with this true/false quiz.
Testosterone Tempers Response to Flu Vaccination
Men with high testosterone levels may have weakened immune systems, which may be why their immune systems respond less strongly to vaccinations.
Flu Season Scenario #2
The mother of a needle-phobic and mildly egg-allergic 8 year old convinces your partner to give her child the intradermal flu vaccine Fluzone ID.
Flu Season Scenarios: Don’t Get Tripped Up
So many vaccine options available--trivalent, quadravalent, intradermal, high dose, intranasal, “made” in egg, dog, or insect lines--so many ways to go wrong. Here, 2 cautionary tales.
Are Age-Appropriate Flu Vaccines Interchangeable?
A child receives a trivalent inactivated flu shot for his first ever flu vaccine. For his second dose, you only have on hand the quadrivalent live attenuated nasal vaccine. Is this a problem?
TB Vaccine May Help Prevent Multiple Sclerosis
A vaccine that is used to prevent TB may help prevent MS in persons who show the beginning signs of the disease, according to a new study.
Zoster Vaccine Administration Error: What Would You Do?
Do you know what the ACIP says about mixing the zoster and varicella vaccines?
Podcast: New Guidelines for Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Infection
What exactly are the new guidelines for vaccinating boys against HPV infection—and why is this development good news for both men and women?
Podcast: Measles Shows Its Spots—Again
Measles is making a comeback . . . yet again . . . in the United States.
HPV Vaccine: The Myths . . . and the Facts
Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann recently made the unsubstantiated comment on national TV that the HPV vaccine has “very serious consequences” and that it can cause mental retardation.