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Only a Third of Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinations They Need
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Only a Third of Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinations They Need

About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk.

Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy
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Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy

Some folks pinched for time might not have all the vaccinations they want or need, but they may not realize that their local pharmacy is a place to get vaccinated without the hassle of a doctor's visit.

Just How Bad Is This Flu Season?
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Just How Bad Is This Flu Season?

Does it seem like everyone you know has the flu? Find out how this flu season stacks up against other recent years.

Will This Year's Flu Shot Be as Weak as Last Season's?
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Will This Year's Flu Shot Be as Weak as Last Season's?

Lots of people came down with influenza last year despite getting a flu shot—and researchers can't promise this season's vaccine will be any more effective. But it's still the best protection available.

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know Now
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Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know Now

With the current measles outbreak in the U.S., it's important to know whether you are immune and to be able to recognize the risk factors for measles and the symptoms.

A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up
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A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up

Parental concern about vaccines continues to prevent kids from getting vaccinated, which puts newborns and others at risk of illness and death. One group in South Carolina is working on peer education.

Tougher State Laws Curb Vaccine Refusers
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Tougher State Laws Curb Vaccine Refusers

A Washington state law aimed at discouraging nonmedical childhood vaccine exemptions seems to have worked, a new study finds.

Get Your Flu Shot Ahead of Likely Severe Season
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Get Your Flu Shot Ahead of Likely Severe Season

Early signs suggest that the United States will see a severe flu season, so it's especially important for Americans to get their shots, health experts say.

Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?
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Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

What you need to know about the measles epidemic.

HPV Shots and Teen Boys
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HPV Shots and Teen Boys

Teen boys in the United States are less likely than girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) because many doctors don't recommend the shots to boys' parents, researchers say.

13 Things You Need to Know About Shingles
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13 Things You Need to Know About Shingles

Shingles can be extremely painful and sometimes cause lasting complications, so you may want to consider the vaccination. There's a new one coming soon.

Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur
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Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur

When a child has a serious reaction to a vaccine, the chances of it happening again are slim, a new analysis suggests.