Diphtheria Tetanus & Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccine
There’s been a recent effort to get public health nurses and pharmacists involved in giving vaccines, although policies vary by state, said Jeffrey Johnson, who worked on the study. Continue reading → Continue reading →
A new study has revealed children immunized with the current whooping cough vaccine are three times more likely to contract the disease, than those who were given the old one. Researchers from the University of Queensland’s Children’s Medical Research Unit … Continue reading →
Vaccinating infants and children against infectious diseases is a choice parents must make. One of the most common vaccines in the United States is the DTaP vaccine, which consists of a series of shots given by a healthcare provider. The … Continue reading →
In 1997, the FDA approved the injectable TDAP vaccine to protect older children and adults against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, three potentially fatal and always painful diseases. The TDAP vaccine boosts immunity from these diseases in people who received … Continue reading →
Tetanus is a bacterium that lives in the soil. In its spore form, it can survive, ready to infect, for forty years. Tetanus is usually introduced into the body via a puncture wound which allows the bacteria access to the … Continue reading →
Mainstream media is now in a frenzy over a report just released from the Institute of Medicine linking or not linking common vaccinations to health problems or adverse reactions. Research it yourself, Google it, whatever way you’d like to do … Continue reading →
DTaP vaccine protects from diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw) and pertussis (whooping cough). It is designed to be given in a series of 5 doses. DTaP was first licensed in 1991, and research shows that it is much safer than the previous … Continue reading →
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved Boostrix® vaccine to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) in people ages 65 and older. Currently, there are vaccines approved for the prevention of tetanus and diphtheria that can be used … Continue reading →
If it’s not one thing, it’s another. First, officials warn of a potential measles outbreak and now they are saying there is a high risk of a pertussis outbreak, also known as whooping cough. Reports are calling it an epidemic … Continue reading →
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Recently, many discussions about a developing HIV vaccine have taken place. A research team began working on a vaccine for HIV in 2001 wanting to cure the world wide pandemic affecting 33 million people today....
According to the CDC, the HPV vaccine is recommended to boys and girls starting from age 9 and is administered in a series of three doses. However, new research shows that a third dose may not be needed....