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

AAP Says Pregnant Women Need Whooping Cough Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new immunization schedule today, which includes a new approach to vaccinating for pertussis, or whooping cough, as it is more commonly known. Pregnant women   should get vaccinated   to protect infants  against whooping cough, AAP says. To protect babies earlier, the AAP recommends that pregnant women are … Read More

Kids and a Painless Flu Vaccine

Let’s face it. Flu shots are no fun, especially for kids. But vaccination is their best defense against the influenza virus. Camille Sabella, MD, a doctor who treats pediatric infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic, says that some kids now have the option of avoiding a shot altogether. “We now have a nasal mist spray that … Read More

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Flu Vaccine Recommendations for Kids

Flu season is here, but you still have time to protect your kids from this potentially deadly virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated recommendations for the flu vaccine. Flu strains change yearly Susan Rehm, MD, who treats infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic, says this year’s vaccine is tailored to fight what health officials … Read More

Vaccines for Your Child: Now or Later?

Although vaccines are one of the most effective ways to prevent infectious diseases, they have also been controversial. A new study finds that some concerned parents are choosing to delay shots or space them further apart. While the study focused on children in Oregon, it raises questions about whether the findings represent a more widespread … Read More

Video: The Basics of Childhood and Teen Vaccines

Do you know what vaccinations your children need? From age 6 months and beyond, scheduled immunizations will help prevent a variety of childhood diseases and other conditions. Keep your children and teenagers up to date, and stay informed. Watch the videos below for a primer on pediatric and teenage immunizations from Cleveland Clinic’s Michael Rabovsky, … Read More

A Vaccine for Breast Cancer

Contributor: Vincent Tuohy, PhD Vaccines are the most powerful intervention in medical history. Consider polio, which was virtually eradicated from the United States within a 20-year period. Our country’s childhood vaccine program is effective at targeting 16 different pathogens, including measles and chickenpox. But the immunization schedule stops at age 13. The next planned vaccination, … Read More

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