Did you know that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 13 different vaccines for all kids from birth to 18? What’s more, many of them are spread across multiple doses, over multiple months, or even years. That’s a lot to remember… so we put together this guide to…

We know getting a shot isn’t on your top five…or ten…or 100 favorite list of things to do. But if one itty bitty shot can keep you from getting the flu all winter why wouldn’t you get one!

GlaxoSmithKline has designed the world’s first malaria vaccine, which could become available for certain populations as soon as October 2015. The shot, designated RTS, S, provides partial protection for up to four years and can be supported by a booster shot. While the efficacy of the vaccine…

The World Health Organization is urging countries worldwide to invest in fighting 17 neglected tropical diseases, according to an official news release.1
The organization released a progress report showcasing that many neglected tropical diseases are in fact petering out, but that increased…

For health care professionals, such as certified medical assistants, there’s nothing more important than ensuring patients are safe from infection during standard procedures such as vaccinations, surgeries and other medical procedures.
However, according to the World Health Organization, reusing…

Vaccines have been hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of human medicine. The 20th century introduced several immensely successful vaccines to combat diseases such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, and measles. Other major accomplishments were the development of the polio…

While yellow fever may be rare for visitors to northern countries, including the United States, it is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, so care should always be taken. For most people, there will be little to no symptoms of the illness. Few will go on to have severe problems, potentially…