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Genes, age may play a role in flu shot effectivenessA new study reveals that certain genes may play a role in how effectively the body produces antibodies against the flu after vaccination.
Poll: Online vaccine questions, side effect concerns risePatients are increasingly turning to the Internet to have questions about vaccines answered, highlighting the need for increased education at the time of vaccination.
Unvaccinated adult travelers pose measles riskAdults who don’t know they need or refuse measles vaccinations before international travel introduce more than half of new U.S. measles cases.
MIT researchers develop one-shot vaccine seriesImagine if you could administer an entire vaccine series in just one shot. That technology might be on the horizon, thanks to researchers at MIT.
Seniors still make up the bulk of flu cases, hospitalizationsThose age 65 and older faced the most cases of the flu and were most often hospitalized during the 2016-17 season, according to new CDC data.
Caterpillars may edge out chicken eggs for vaccine productionRegardless of whether the chicken or the egg came first, the caterpillar may have the edge when it comes to vaccine production, a new report finds.
Liability is limited in vaccine-related injuriesVaccine-related injuries in adults are rising, but healthcare providers administering those vaccines rarely have to worry about liability claims.
Flu “patch” as effective as shots, preferred by patientsResearchers have developed a microneedle patch that could replace injections for influenza vaccination and a host of other diseases.
Adults know needed vaccines, but skip them anywayA new report says the key to increasing adult vaccine compliance may lie in a simple suggestion from a physician.
Researchers: Pneumonia vaccine could use improvementU.K. researchers say more research and funding is needed for a more successful alternative to prevent pneumonia infection.