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What’s in nasal flu vaccine

Are there any children who should not have the nasal spray flu vaccine? It’ll help your child build up immunity to flu in a similar way as natural infection, the nasal cell, scientists around the world do their best to get one step ahead of the flu by developing that year’s iteration of the flu shot. This antiviral stands out… Read More »

Experimental tuberculosis vaccine could save millions of lives

By Sam Wong Samples of lung fluid are used to diagnose tuberculosisANDY CRUMP, TDR, WHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY An experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine is partially effective at preventing a dormant infection from progressing to active disease. If the results hold up in larger trials, the treatment could save millions of lives. TB is one of the… Read More »

This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »

Vaccine Basics

Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy. They protect us from serious and sometimes deadly diseases — like haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles. It’s normal to have questions about vaccines. Vaccines.gov works with scientists and doctors to answer your questions and provide the information you need to get vaccinated. In this… Read More »