Why Cleveland Clinic Supports Vaccination (Infographic)

Cleveland Clinic completely supports vaccination. Harmful myths about vaccines have been scientifically debunked in rigorous ways. Yet approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of this era’s greatest healthcare achievements.

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Measles: Not Just a Childhood Problem

Measles is not just a kid’s disease. The multi-state measles outbreak that started in California in December has infected patients of all ages – from babies younger than a year to adults well into their 50s. The outbreak, which has spread to 14 states, appears to have started when unvaccinated, infected people from overseas traveled to … Read More

5 Top Flu Vaccine Myths

It’s flu season — time to get your flu shot if you haven’t already. “Getting vaccinated against influenza every year is a proactive way for an individual to maintain their own health and the health of their family.  Influenza vaccine is safe and the best way to prevent the flu,” says infectious disease physician Thomas … Read More

Why You Need a Flu Shot (Video)

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, now is the time to start taking steps to cut down your chances of getting sick. Susan Rehm, MD, a doctor who treats infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic, says that the flu is nothing to sneeze at. “Every year, up to 200,000 people are hospitalized with the flu and … Read More

4 Vaccine Myths Busted by Science

You don’t have to look far to find vaccine myths and misconceptions. With flu season upon us — and with outbreaks of dangerous yet preventable diseases on the rise — now is the perfect time to rethink these myths, and what science tells us about them. Myth No. 1: Vaccines cause autism This autism myth … Read More

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Vaccine Prevents Human Papilloma Virus (Video)

Today, HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease — not only in the United States, but also in the world. Fortunately, there is an effective vaccine that can prevent HPV infection, says Habibeth Gitiforooz, MD, Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN. She talks about the risks associated with HPV and explains why it is important to receive … Read More

HPV Vaccines: Safe, Protective for Kids

If you are a parent who feels confused about vaccine safety for your child, here’s some data about the vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV) to ease your mind.  Researchers studied both HPV vaccines in tens of thousands of people around the world. More than 46 million doses have been distributed to date, and there have been … Read More