vaccines

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Many people who have had shingles say it’s the greatest pain they’ve ever endured. About a million people get shingles every year. Since it was licensed in 2006, the vaccine Zostavax has been recommended to older Americans to prevent shingles. Late last year, doctors began to recommend a new vaccine they think will be more effective than Zostavax. It's called Shingrix.


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Vaccine waiver rates for school-age children have increased slightly in Michigan.

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A suburban Detroit woman has been ordered to jail for seven days for failing to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated.

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With school starting in many districts before Labor Day this year, parents are being reminded to update their kids’ vaccinations.


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Doctors, parents and public health experts gathered in Lansing with one simple message: vaccinate your children.

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In the days leading up to his inauguration, Donald Trump asked activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to lead a federal commission on vaccine safety.  Kennedy is an outspoken critic of vaccines. 

 

We wanted to know what it takes to actually manufacture and test a vaccine.  Any vaccine.