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What Is Yellow Fever Vaccine ?

Yellow fever vaccine is a live vaccine containing weakened, live yellow fever virus and it is given as a single shot. One dose provides lifelong protection for most people. This vaccine is the only cure for yellow fever. Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus. This virus is spread by […]

Why Do You Need The TDap Vaccine?

Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends Tdap vaccination for all children beginning at the age of 11 or 12. The CDC recommends Td or Tdap vaccine booster shots throughout adulthood.  One dose of Tdap vaccine is recommended for: Children aged 7 to […]

How Well Does the MMR Vaccine Work?

The MMR vaccine is very effective at protecting people against measles, mumps, and rubella, and preventing the complications caused by these diseases. People who receive MMR vaccination according to the U.S. vaccination schedule are usually considered protected for life against measles and rubella. While MMR provides effective protection against mumps for most people, immunity against […]

Why Should People Get Flu Vaccinations?

The influenza (flu) virus infects the nose, throat, and lungs, causing a contagious respiratory illness. Some people, such as the elderly, young children, and those with certain medical conditions, are more vulnerable to serious flu complications. Types A and B influenza viruses are the most common. Each year, seasonal flu epidemics are caused by the […]