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Flu vaccine more effective this year; milder season so far

The flu vaccine is doing a better job this year.

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Dr. Mike Montello, research director at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, prepares the first batch of Ebola vaccines to be given in the Ebola vaccine trials, which were launched at Redemption Hospital, formerly an Ebola holding center, on February 2, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Ebola vaccine trials, on February 2, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Small study suggests ZMapp may boost Ebola virus survival

A tiny study suggests that the experimental Ebola treatment ZMapp sharply increases the chance of surviving the deadly virus.

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Centers For Disease Control Says Flu Epidemic Worsening Across Country
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California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.

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California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
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Flu vaccine recalled by GlaxoSmithKline for lack of effectiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems.

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Pakistani mother looks on as health worker gives oral polio vaccine to a child in Rawalpindi in 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Pakistani mother looks on as health worker gives oral polio vaccine to a child in Rawalpindi in 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
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Vaccine enforcement – Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids’ anti-Polio meds

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Offers Free Meningitis Vaccinations
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What disease would you find a cure for?

This Wednesday night at 7 New Jersey 101.5 will take on the issue of vaccines in a Town Hall special.

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Boxes of single-doses vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Vaccine Safety: Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control

The following Q & A, addressing childhood vaccinations, is presented here with permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More detailed information on vaccines and vaccine safety can be found on the CDC website.

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Drug research at Merck. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Drug research at Merck. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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New HPV vaccine from Merck strengthens cervical cancer protection

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

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