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Pregnant or planning to be? Get your flu shot now

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza (flu) is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women of reproductive age who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart and lungs during … Continue reading

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Is a chlamydia vaccine at hand?

Researchers have made progress toward the first ever vaccine for chlamydia, after revealing how a novel antigen reduced symptoms triggered by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis – the most common cause of the disease. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the … Continue reading

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Another study refutes vaccine-autism link

Recent outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other previously controlled childhood illnesses reveal the dangers of refusing to vaccinate your child. Many parents who choose not to vaccinate base their decision on the belief that vaccination may cause autism, despite … Continue reading

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The dangers of not vaccinating

A new analysis of the whooping cough epidemic in California finds that infants have been hit the hardest, and it calls for increased efforts to vaccinate pregnant women so their babies are protected. In what state health officials are calling … Continue reading

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Tdap vaccines safe in pregnancy

Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is on the rise in the U.S. During 2012, almost 50,000 cases of whooping cough were reported to the CDC, including 20 whooping cough-related deaths that mostly occurred among infants younger than 3 months. … Continue reading

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Are flu shots safe when pregnant?

Yes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control recommend that all pregnant women get a flu shot during flu season, between October and March. According to the Mayo Clinic, a flu shot during pregnancy can help: • Prevent maternal complications. … Continue reading

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Get vaccinated for whopping cough

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that attacks the respiratory system. This year, the United States will record the highest number of whooping cough cases since 1959, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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