While the European Medicines Agency said it "does not question that the benefits of HPV vaccines outweigh their risks," on Monday it announced a safety review of the shots that have thus far failed to live up to expectations partly due to safety concerns and a sex-related stigma.
The outcry in India over the safety of the pentavalent vaccine sparked the Supreme Court and government committees to look into deaths that have occurred following immunization. This week, one committee reported the vaccine is safe, and another recommended a scale-up of the immunization program.
Research in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found that 74,000 pregnant women who received a flu shot, in any trimester, were no more likely to experience pregnancy complications.
Shingles can lead to post-herpetic pain and other issues in older people, and the vaccine, which halves the chance of severe attacks of shingles, is safe and well-tolerated in this group, a new study finds.
In the past, vaccines against rotavirus, an infection causing severe diarrhea, have been linked with serious bowel problems and blockages in infants, but a large-scale study of over three-quarters of
The IOM has conducted an exhaustive survey of almost 1,000 research studies and concluded that vaccines are tied to very few and usually mild side effects. The expert panel examined 8 common
Japanese experts have determined that four child deaths were not vaccine-related. Ministry officials suspended the two vaccines--Pfizer's meningitis and pneumonia preventive Prevenar (known as
Vaccination rates for children insured by commercial plans declined roughly four percentage points between 2008 and 2009. And experts fear that if this trend continues, the public's health could be
When it comes to vaccines and children, often repeated myths continue to pass for truth among many parents. Despite widespread debunking of research that showed a link between vaccines and autism,
The FDA has raised a red safety flag on GlaxoSmithKline's rotavirus vaccine Rotarix. The agency is reporting that preliminary data from a new study indicates that the vaccine could raise the risk of