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
A nanotech-based vaccine that can be applied to the body's mucus membranes could be an effective, needle-less vaccination method, a new study in mice shows.
A flu vaccine that is designed to protect against for strains of the flu virus will be offered for the first time in the 2013-2014 flu season.
Measles outbreaks continue to occur in the United States particularly in communities with high percentages of people who are not vaccinated because of religious and philosophical beliefs.
Young children who miss some of their whooping cough shots, or receive the shots late, are at increased risk of catching the disease, a new study suggests.
A good strategy for developing a universal flu vaccine may be to try to mimic the body's natural immune response to a pandemic flu virus, a new study suggests.
Despite growing evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is effective at preventing HPV infections, just one-third of teen girls complete the vaccination series, a new study finds.
Health officials decided not to add an extra dose of whooping cough vaccine to the vaccination schedule for teens and adults at this time.
Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who first proposed a link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism is suing the British Medical Journal.