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Tuesday July 5, 2016

California Vaccine Law Goes into Effect

California’s strong new vaccination law begins: This is the state’s first week under new rules that require all students in public or private schools to receive the full schedule of childhood vaccinations.

Thursday June 30, 2016

Vaccine Stories to Watch

The presidential election and #Brexit dominate the news, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world stops turning. There are several important immunization stories that shouldn't get lost in the shuffle. Here are four to keep an eye on:

Tuesday June 28, 2016

The Positive Side of the Ineffective Nasal Flu Vaccine

It was a shock to both parents and health care providers to hear the latest word on nasal flu vaccines, which had long been favored as a painless and more effective alternative to flu shots for children. Not this year.

Friday June 24, 2016

Zika Vaccine Heading to Early-stage Human Trials

A U.S. pharmaceutical company and its partner in South Korea report that they have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin human safety trials on a possible first vaccine against Zika virus.

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Headed to the Brazil Olympics? You'll need to protect yourself from more than Zika.

For most people planning to attend the Summer Olympics in Brazil this summer, the big health concern is Zika virus. Justifiably so. There is no vaccine against the virus, which can cause the serious birth defect of microcephaly in pregnant women who contract it, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered preventive advice to avoid the mosquitos whose bites can be infectious: Use a good mosquito repellent, and wear long sleeves and pants, to prevent mosquito bites, especially clothing treated with the repellent permethrin.

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