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US begins Zika vaccine testing

US begins Zika vaccine testing

From the National Institutes of Health NIH begins testing investigational Zika vaccine in humans The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a clinical trial of a vaccine candidate intended to prevent Zika virus infection. The early-stage study will evaluate the experimental vaccine’s safety and […]

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Time for back-to-school immunizations

Time for back-to-school immunizations

The Washington State Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their kids’ immunizations are up-to-date before heading back to school this fall. “Summer is a busy time, and immunizations are often overlooked. Vaccines are critical protection for our children and help keep other kids around them safe from many diseases such as whooping […]

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vaccines are not just for kids

Vaccines are not just for kids

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News The word “immunization” has long evoked images of nervous children wincing as they get injections to protect them from measles, mumps and other diseases. Now California’s doctors are turning their attention to adults, who haven’t been as diligent about getting their own shots. We recently spoke to Dr. Ruth […]

July 16, 2016 | By | Reply More