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Nobody Wants To Get Sick But Plenty Of People Are Still Avoiding Flu Shots

Who wants the flu this year? No one? That’s what we thought. So how come lots of people — especially those most at risk for getting sick — aren’t going in for flu shots? Health experts aren’t sure, they just know that flu shots are somewhat of a hard sell lately. And those who most need one, pregnant women and health care workers, aren’t showing up to get vaccinated as much as they should. [More]

More Research Proves Vaccinations Don't Cause Autism In Kids

More Research Proves Vaccinations Don't Cause Autism In Kids

Read a few misleading articles and it’s easy to jump to the ill-informed conclusion that vaccinations put infants at higher risk of becoming autistic. Research continues to strike down the harmful rumors propagated by a controversial British doctor. [More]

CDC Will Probably Advise Flu Shots For Everyone This Fall

CDC Will Probably Advise Flu Shots For Everyone This Fall

An advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control has recommended that everyone get flu vaccinations from now on, not just people in special higher risk groups. According to WebMD, “the CDC almost certainly will make universal flu vaccination official U.S. policy for this fall’s 2010-2011 flu season, as it consistently follows the advice of the panel of outside experts.” [More]

Find Flu Shot, Cheap Generics With Medtipster

Find Flu Shot, Cheap Generics With Medtipster

Medtipster is a website that locates nearby sources of discount generic versions of prescription drugs, as well as flu and other immunization shots. You enter the drug (or shot) you’re looking for and your zip code and it spits out a list of nearby pharmacies. Currently they don’t list H1N1 vaccination sources, but they say they’re going to add that info as soon as it becomes available.

Resume Licking Pigs: FDA Approves Swine Flu Vaccines

Resume Licking Pigs: FDA Approves Swine Flu Vaccines

Line up, Americans! The FDA has approved swine flu (H1N1) vaccines from four different manufacturers. Like seasonal flu vaccines, they’re available to anyone who visits their doctor and asks for a shot. Who should make sure they get the shot ASAP, though?

Dateline Weighs In On Autism Vaccination Debate

Dateline Weighs In On Autism Vaccination Debate

The raging debate on whether the MMR vaccine causes autism in children comes down to this — nearly the entire medical community is on one side, while controversial British doctor Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy are on the other.