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A girl is vaccinated against dengue as part of a public immunization program for children in the Philippines. The program was suspended after the company raised safety concerns about the vaccination. Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images hide caption

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls the flu vaccine an "essential" part of prenatal care, for protection of the newborn as well as the woman. Infants typically don't get their own flu shot until age 6 months or later. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise

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A vaccine against heroin wouldn't be like the measles vaccine that you receive once for a lifetime of immunity, say scientists working on it. Multiple shots per year would likely be required, and it would be specific to just heroin and morphine. kimberrywood/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Vaccine For Addiction' Is No Simple Fix

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A woman is vaccinated at a health center in Conakry, Guinea, during the clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus. Cellou Binani /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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First Ebola Vaccine Likely To Stop The Next Outbreak

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a lab in Recife, Brazil. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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How An Electric Shock Could One Day Protect You From Zika

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This year's flu vaccine protects against a few different virus strains, including the H1N1 seen here. The fuzzy outer layer is made of proteins that allow the virus to attach to human cells. NIAID/Flickr hide caption

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Inside Each Flu Shot, Months Of Virus Tracking And Predictions

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April 1959: Bottles containing the polio vaccine. M. McKeown/Getty Images hide caption

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The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Go 'Feral,' But WHO Vows to Tame It

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