vaccines

New study urges clinicians to consider needle fearsFear of needles may play a larger role than clinicians think in vaccine compliance, both in the childhood years and beyond.
How the Flu’s Severity Will Affect Healthcare SpendingThe flu epidemic is taking a toll on the U.S. healthcare system. Here's how health insurers can curtail spending on flu care.
Data Shows Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption Rates StabilizingNonmedical exemption rates for childhood vaccinations appear to have hit a plateau.
Majority of Adults Are Unaware of Recommended Adult VaccinesLess than 3 in 10 adults know they need vaccinations, which leads to low vaccination rates.
Study Finds Nearly Half a Million Deaths Prevented in the United States by VaccinesOver 55 years, 450,000 people stayed alive and 200 million people stayed well in the United States because of vaccines.
Early Studies of Needle-Free Vaccine Delivery System Show PromiseA pill-like device that pumps vaccine into the mouth may make syringes obsolete.
Time for renewed dialog on vaccinesWill the Trump administration promote vaccine hesitancy or create policies that are less than vaccine friendly? Or will his doubts about vaccines encourage hesitancy?
Human trials of Zika vaccine underwayThe Army has made significant progress on the Zika vaccine in just 10 months. Details here.
HIV vaccine could be nail in coffin for diseaseA clinical study, recently begun in South Africa, is testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection.
Don't overlook vaccines in value-based benefit designA new study highlights why vaccination costs should be a top consideration when evaluating benefit offerings.