vaccinations

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    What you need to know about immunizations

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    Immunization is a controversial topic. Deciding what’s right for you – given all of the information available – can feel...
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    Vaccines for high school and college freshmen

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    Vaccines continue to perplex parents concerned about protecting their children against serious diseases yet who want to avoid...
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    5 tips to keep the flu out of your child's school

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    Back-to-school time and the start of flu season seem to coincide perfectly. And with school settings identified as one of the top...
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    Are you at risk for the flu?

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    'Tis the season to be, well, sick . That's right: Flu season is upon us, and right about now is the time to start thinking about...
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    Meningococcal vaccines

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    Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacteria that can lead to bacterial meningitis and meningococcemia, which meningococcal...
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    MMR (measles mumps rubella) vaccine

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    The childhood vaccination commonly known as MMR protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
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    Japanese encephalitis vaccine

    Japanese encephalitis is a disease that affects the brain and can cause brain damage or death -- but it can be prevented by the...
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    The yellow fever vaccine

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    Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted through bites from infected mosquitoes. The potentially serious infection can be...
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    Immune serum globulin vaccine

    The immune serum globulin vaccine helps protect against hepatitis B, a viral disease that can damage the liver.
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    The chicken pox (varicella) vaccine

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    Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a virus that causes a high fever and characteristic itchy red rash that can range from a few...
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    The polio vaccine

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    Polio is a potentially debilitating viral disease that can be prevented with the polio vaccine.
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    The rabies vaccine

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    Rabies, a virus primarily transmitted through contact with infected animals, can be prevented by two types of rabies vaccines.
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    Anthrax vaccine

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    A serious disease caused by bacterial spores, anthrax is spread by animals and as a biological weapon. An anthrax vaccine is...
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    The H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine

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    The H1N1 flu virus, more commonly called swine flu, is considered pandemic, putting people worldwide at risk of getting the disease....
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    The tuberculosis vaccine

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    Tuberculosis, also called TB, is a potentially dangerous respiratory illness that can be prevented with the tuberculosis vaccine.
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    The tetanus vaccines

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    Better known as lockjaw, tetanus is a deadly disease that can be prevented with a number of tetanus vaccines.
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    The rotavirus vaccines

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    Rotavirus is an infectious disease that attacks the intestinal tract. The potentially serious illness can be prevented with the...
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    The hepatitis A vaccine

    The rates of Hepatitis A are the lowest they have been in four decades, and the Centers for Disease Control credits a hepatitis A...
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    The malaria vaccine

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    Malaria is an infectious disease commonly transmitted by infected mosquitoes that can lead to liver failure and other health...
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    The diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine

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    Years ago, the DTP vaccine was commonly given to children to prevent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; however, it was notorious...