The Pentagon is honoring a scientist at Fort Detrick in Frederick with its top award for career civilian employees.
For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.
A surge in whooping cough cases may be linked in part to parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children.
More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu, but adults have a way to go.
A new strain of bird flu has researchers rushing to find a vaccine. Unlike earlier strains, this new one appears capable of mutating into a deadly pandemic.
It’s fall. The kids are back at school, college football rivalries are in high gear, and — oh, yeah — it’s time to get a flu vaccine.
Every flu season is different, but it typically begins in early October and November and peaks in December, January or February.
The Frederick County Health Department says it will be offering free flu vaccines for children.
As a child, Michelle Colby dreamed of becoming an adventurous countryside veterinarian. Cows were her favorites. “It’s in my genes, I believe,” Colby said, remembering the countless visits to her family’s dairy farm in upstate New York.
Two new strains of influenza have begun circling the globe. The updated vaccine appears to work well against them.
Federal immunization goals remain unmet, the CDC says.
The Texas A&M University System will be the home of one of three national biodefense centers to help the country quickly develop vaccines in the event of a pandemic and strategies for responding to bioterrorism.