Parents can get their children free immunizations without appointments this week for National Infant Immunization Week.The Chicago Department of Public Health is encouraging families to check their children's immunization records and get them vaccinated by the recommended schedule.Doctors say vaccin
More Illinois parents are opting out of some school-required vaccinations for their kids, according to a new study by the Associated Press.The study says the rate of vaccine exemption is 5.3 percent in Illinois, making it one of eight states where more than five percent of public school kindergartne
Parents used to think that once their kids were out of elementary school, they were done with vaccines. But the rules are changing.In California, middle schoolers and high schoolers now have to prove that they're immunized against pertussis, or whooping cough, in order to attend school.
Vaccines do come with risks for trouble, but problems are generally rare, according to a new review of the evidence from the Institute of Medicine.The independent panel considered adverse effects from eight common childhood vaccines, and found that in many cases there wasn't enough evidence to if sa
The parasite responsible for the intense fevers, chills, and headaches of malaria has proven elusive to the scientific effort to come up with a vaccine.So Dutch researchers are trying a new approach — "vaccinating" people by having them get bitten by mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite, similar