Why the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Now a Global Game Changer

With AstraZeneca joining Pfizer and Moderna in developing an effective vaccine for COVID-19, the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is getting brighter

Your Health

Some Promising News About a COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer's vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective against COVID-19

Science and Technology

Why Scientists and Public Health Officials Need to Address Vaccine Mistrust Instead of Dismissing It

As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, scientists and public health officials must anticipate and address people's concerns over its safety.

Prevention & Screenings

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Process Should Be Driven by Science, Not Politics

Increasing public trust in vaccines may help keep millions of Americans safe and healthy

Policy

Your Child’s Vaccines: What You Need to Know About Catching Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccination rates dropped by as much as 60% in some parts of the country due to COVID-19. It's time to get back on track

Prevention & Screenings

Corralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

The effectiveness of herd immunity is a hotly debated topic. Time to separate fact from fiction

Prevention & Screenings

Rita Wilson Is on a Mission

Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, contracted COVID-19 in March; now she's partnered with the American Nurses Association to urge Americans to get their flu shot

Prevention & Screenings

Lessons From How the Polio Vaccine Went From the Lab to the Public That Americans Can Learn From Today

The most significant biomedical advance of the past century had a rocky start, but ultimately the polio vaccine led to the disease being eradicated.

Science and Technology

COVID + Influenza: This Is a Good Year to Get a Flu Shot, Experts Advise

When the effects of flu are coupled with those of COVID-19, public health experts say it's more important than ever to get a flu shot.

Your Health

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Immunizations

COVID-19 has us postponing a lot of things: immunizations, including the flu vaccine, shouldn't be one of them.

Prevention & Screenings

Vaccines During and After Pregnancy

A pregnant woman should get vaccinated against whooping cough and flu during each pregnancy to protect herself and her baby, with immunity for the first few months of life.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Vaccines Before Pregnancy

Before you become pregnant, learn how to protect yourself and your child from serious diseases. Talk to your healthcare professional to make sure you're up to date on all your vaccines.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Getting a Flu Shot This Year Is More Important Than Ever Because of COVID-19

With the coronavirus still spreading widely, it's time to start thinking seriously about influenza, which typically spreads in fall and winter.

Prevention & Screenings

Get the Whooping Cough Vaccine During Each Pregnancy

Only you can give your baby protection against whooping cough before your little one is even born.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Vaccines & Pregnancy: Top 7 Things You Need to Know

Did you know a baby gets disease immunity (protection) from mom during pregnancy?

Pregnancy & Postpartum