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Vaccine Basics

Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy. They protect us from serious and sometimes deadly diseases — like haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles. It’s normal to have questions about vaccines. Vaccines.gov works with scientists and doctors to answer your questions and provide the information you need to get vaccinated. In this… Read More »

The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine

Marcia Cross, actress best known for her work on the hit television show Desperate Housewives, recently revealed that she is being treated for anal cancer, which is seen in less than 1% of cancer cases each year. The actress wanted to share her story, not only to raise awareness of this rare cancer, which may… Read More »

China says making progress on African swine fever vaccine

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will start work on clinical trials of an African swine fever vaccine, state media said on Friday, as the disease continues to spread through the world’s biggest hog herd. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen at a family farm in Fuyang, Anhui province, China December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo State-owned Harbin Veterinary… Read More »

Texas Lawmaker Makes Sorcery Claims About A Top Vaccine Expert

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, engaged in a Twitter battle with renowned physician-scientist Peter Hotez, MD, PhD. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images) Getty Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, has accomplished a lot in his life. He’s well-known around the world for doing many, many very positive things. However, casting magical spells is… Read More »