November 17, 2011 About 88 percent of cervical cancer deaths occur in developing countries. The deaths can be prevented by an HPV vaccine, which will be available to some women for the first time in 2012.
November 7, 2011 As an alternative to vaccinations, a Tennessee woman offered lollipops smeared with chickenpox virus. Health officials said that the chickenpox vaccine is much safer, and that mailing pathogens is both illegal and dangerous.
October 25, 2011 The flu vaccine has proven itself for most people, but researchers say it needs an overhaul to further reduce infection and death rates. Many doctors would like to see a universal vaccine that protects against all strains of flu.
October 20, 2011 The goal of the vaccinators isn't to stop cholera in its tracks. They can't do that in Haiti with only enough vaccine for 100,000 people. The aim is to show the world that vaccination against the illness can be done.
October 18, 2011 Several thousand young African children who got three doses of the experimental vaccine had about 55 percent less risk of getting malaria over a year than those who got a control vaccine against rabies or meningitis.
October 17, 2011 When office costs are factored in, doctors lose money about half the time on common immunizations, a new analysis finds. Vaccine storage and personnel costs are often overlooked.
October 14, 2011 Attitudes toward vaccination, as expressed on Twitter, help researchers track whether or not people are getting their flu shots.
October 3, 2011 Of the parents who don't follow the recommended timing for vaccinations, most refused only some immunizations — those against flu were ditched most frequently.
September 29, 2011 An NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll finds 21 percent of Americans believe autism is linked to vaccines. Most people believe vaccines work. Among those with concerns about vaccines, uncertainty about long-term health effects is the biggest fear.
September 27, 2011 The GAVI Alliance will introduce the rotavirus vaccine, which protects against diarrhea, in 16 developing countries. Some 18 countries will also get the pneumococcal vaccine, which could cut deaths from pneumonia and meningitis.
September 22, 2011 A bioethicist says Rep. Michele Bachmann was not able to meet his challenge and produce evidence linking the HPV vaccine with mental retardation.
September 19, 2011 The HPV vaccine has been attracting all the controversy lately, but dozens of states mandate that teens and preteens get other vaccines. California is in the midst of getting 3 million children immunized for whooping cough in an effort to stop an outbreak there.