Vaccines help protect people from diseases. They contain "weakened" or "dead" germs, such as viruses or bacteria, which stimulate the body's immune system in a manner that can prevent us from getting sick with harmful pathogens. Here's the latest science news on vaccines.Vaccines
There are now RSV vaccines approved for older adults and for pregnant people, and antibody shots (not vaccines) available for babies. What's the difference?
Scientists have offered a new explanation for why COVID-19 vaccines that contained adenoviruses carried a rare-but-serious risk of blood clotting.
A new vaccine, so far tested only in mice, broadly activates the immune system against a wide array of bacteria and fungi.
Declines in measles vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic have been tied to an uptick in measles cases, deaths and major outbreaks worldwide.
There's now an FDA-approved vaccine for chikungunya, a mosquito-spread virus that can cause fever, severe joint pain, and rarely, death.
New COVID vaccines have been approved to guard against coronavirus variants that are currently circulating.
An updated COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax has been authorized by the FDA, joining the two vaccines already cleared for use.
The World Health Organization has recommended the use of a malaria vaccine called Matrix-M, which is anticipated to boost the vaccine supply.
The CDC recommends a newly approved RSV vaccine be given during the last trimester of pregnancy to protect newborns.
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