Immunization Resource Center

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Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection

The childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may be contributing to fewer infections from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs".

HPV Vaccine, MS Link Studied

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doesn't increase the risk for multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases.

Too Late to Get the Flu ...

Health officials are still urging that everyone >6 months of age get vaccinated, because the vaccine will offer some protection.

A Pill... Covered in Tiny Needles?

Despite a preference from patients and physicians for oral drug administration, biologics require delivery via injection due to susceptibility to proteases, endonucleases, bacteria, and pH extremes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Measles Cases Linked to Disney Parks

Seven people in California and 2 in Utah with confirmed cases of measles likely contracted the illness during visits to Disney theme parks in December.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Advised for Older Adults

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.

Opinion: Longevity Diminishes Quality of Life?

In a new controversial essay published in The Atlantic, bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argues that quality of life is often diminished with longevity (living ≥80 years of age) and that he would be content dying at age 75.

CDC Urges Flu Shots

Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone ≥6 months get vaccinated for the coming flu season.

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