Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted June 22 to recommend pregnant women who previously were not vaccinated to do so. Credit: Getty Images If you're pregnant, a federal advisory panel recommends you get vac...Researchers say vaccinated mothers can pass some immunity to their children.
Australia has a full-blown epidemic on its hands. Credit: AFP/Getty Images As cases of whooping cough are spreading in the land Down Under, Australian doctors are warning parents of newborn babies to keep their children home. The Lon...Country in the grip of whooping cough epidemic, largely the result of boycotting vaccines.
Watch A Related Video to This ArticleNew Jersey laws may be getting stricter with regard to religious exemption from required vaccines. Credit: Getty With the autism-vaccine connection disproved last year, you would think fewer pare...Religious vaccine exemptions may face stricter guidelines in New Jersey.
This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the recommended childhood ...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.
Come September, teens won't be allowed in public or private schools without proof of a whooping cough booster shot. Credit: Getty If you live in California, you'll need to add one more thing to your back-to-school to-do list. A ne...New California law requires kids in grades seven through 12 to get whooping cough vaccine.
California medical officials are urging residents to get booster shots for whooping cough, as the state is in the midst of the largest outbreak in over 50 years. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesCalifornia's medical community grew concerned ...
Health officials say adults who have regular contact with children should get booster shots. Credit: Thomas Lohnes, AFP / Getty ImagesWhooping cough sounds one of those diseases people used to get -- like dropsy, consumption, scarlet fever or le...
According to government health officials, the number of cases of whooping cough in the U.S. has nearly tripled since 2001. Well, maybe not. That huge jump in cases of whooping cough has been called into question after the diagnostic tests administere...