The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine is safe for pregnant women who hope to pass their immunity on to their newborns, a new study shows.
An experimental DNA-based vaccine protected monkeys from infection with the birth defects-causing Zika virus, and it has proceeded to human safety trials, researchers report.
The language doctors use when recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can influence whether parents will have their children immunized, a new study finds.
August is National Immunization Month and a good time to find out what vaccines you need. Even adults need immunizations.
Pediatricians are encountering more parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, mainly because they don't see the point of vaccines, a U.S. survey found.
The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.
The measles outbreak that struck an Amish community in 2014 illustrates the ongoing threat the infection presents—and the importance of routine vaccination, U.S. government researchers say.
In another key step toward a vaccine against Zika virus, scientists have found that three different experimental vaccines are safe and effective in monkeys.
An experimental vaccine against shingles may offer lasting protection for most older adults who receive it, a new clinical trial found.
Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine, FluMist, next flu season because it’s been largely ineffective in children, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.
About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn't show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported.
New global research confirms that two doses of the vaccine for HPV, rather than three, can protect younger teens against the sexually transmitted virus.