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Who Is Eligible for the Anthrax Vaccine?

Anthrax vaccination may protect people working high-risk jobs from anthrax poisoning. Learn how the anthrax vaccine has changed since the 1990s....

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All About Whooping Cough Vaccine

The whooping cough vaccine is recommended for all ages. It protects against whooping cough, an infectious disease spread by coughing and sneezing....

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An Overview of the DTaP Vaccine

The combination vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Here’s what to know before your child gets the booster shot. Childhood...

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6-Month Vaccines: What You Should Know

During the 6-month well-baby visit, babies are scheduled to receive vaccines to protect against harmful diseases. Learn more about 6-month vaccines....

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Facts About the Meningococcal Vaccine

The meningococcal vaccine protects against diseases caused by certain types of bacteria . Learn who is at risk and CDC recommendations. Meningococcal...

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2-Month Vaccines: What You Should Know

Babies are scheduled to receive vaccinations during their 2-month appointment. Learn more about the 2-month vaccines and rare side effects. Having a...

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1 Year Old Shots: What You Should Know

Learn about the 1-year-old shots recommended to protect your children against diseases. Find out how many vaccines are on schedule for your child....

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What Vaccines Do Teens Get?

At the teenager stage, you’re almost done with your child’s vaccination schedule—but there are a few shots left. Learn about the benefits and...

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What Baby Shots Does My Child Need?

Vaccines help protect your child against serious diseases. Learn which baby shots your child needs and when to get them. Your baby’s vaccination...

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What Baby Shots Does My Child Need?

Vaccines help protect your child against serious diseases. Learn which baby shots your child needs and when to get them. Your baby’s vaccination...

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A Parents’ Guide to Vaccines for Children

Newborns are often vaccinated for Hepatitis B shortly after birth. Here’s a list of the different types of vaccines recommended for children....

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Special Report

A new Verywell package looks at the latest research, statistics, and initiatives aimed at resolving disparities in adult routine immunizations.

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Yes, You Need Both the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines

The flu vaccine may offer slight protection against severe COVID-19, but experts say it's key to be vaccinated against both viruses. Key...

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Vaccine Mandate Deadlines Push Healthcare Workers to Get the Shot

The deadline for healthcare workers to be vaccinated or face termination has arrived in two states and quickly approaches in others. Key TakeawayIn...

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How Did Cuba Become the First Country to Vaccinate Young Children?

Cuba is the first country to inoculate children as young as 2—with its homegrown vaccinate. Key TakeawaysCuba is inoculating children as young as 2...

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Vaccines and Immunizations

Vaccines and immunizations aren't just for kids. Learn what's recommended for who (and when) and the significant role shots can play in...

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Vaccine Side Effects and Adverse Events

Vaccines commonly cause mild, temporary side effects such as fever. True significant adverse events like anaphylaxis are exceedingly rare. Not...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of Feb. 8

A week-by-week look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the second week of February 2021....

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of Feb. 15

A week-by-week look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the third week of February 2021....

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of Feb. 22

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the last week of February 2021. Editor's note:...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of March 1

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the first week of March 2021. Editor's note: Below...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of March 8

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the second week of March 2021. Editor's note: Below...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of Feb. 1

A week-by-week look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the first week of February 2021....

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of March 15

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the third week of March 2021. Editor's note: Below...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of March 29

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the last week of March 2021. Editor's note: Below...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of April 12

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the second week of April 2021. Editor's note: Below...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of April 19

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the week of April 19, 2021. Editor's note: Below...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tracker: Week of April 26

A look at how each state was pacing when it comes to COVID-19 distribution and inoculation during the week of April 26, 2021. Editor's note: Below...

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