Thursday October 27, 2016
New vaccines are hardly new by the time they’re first offered to the public. Ten to 15 years of testing on their safety and effectiveness has usually taken place first. And they will continue to be examined by a panel of government experts for as long as they’re around.
Wednesday October 19, 2016
A federal advisory panel on Wednesday unanimously recommended reducing the number of shots needed for protection from the virus strains that can cause cancers in both men and women.
Thursday October 6, 2016
This flu season, the CDC is recommending individuals receive the injected flu vaccine rather than the nasal spray version. That’s painful news for children, who often prefer the spray over the needle. How can families make the experience a little more comfortable for kids? Here are five worthwhile (and science-based!) tips.
Saturday September 24, 2016
Contrary to some internet claims, vaccinated individuals don't cause outbreaks through a process known as "vaccine shedding." Here's why.
Friday September 23, 2016
Texas publishes all kinds of information about individual schools—their dropout rates, their test scores and so forth. Farmer knows that there is data even more important than educational attainment, because it revolves around students’ health. How likely are they to be protected from preventable diseases? Parents have a right to know, and no one understands that better than Sara Farmer.