About the Vaccines

  • How effective is the pertussis vaccine?

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    Whooping cough rates in the US have been increasing since the… Read More >>

  • Why are new vaccines being added to the list?

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    Even though we have come a long way in our understanding of infectious… Read More >>

  • How are vaccines monitored once they’re released for public use?

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    Vaccine safety is continuously monitored by the Food &… Read More >>

  • How are vaccines tested?

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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meticulously regulates… Read More >>

  • Can the ingredients in vaccines hurt my baby?

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    Vaccines are not perfect in safety or effectiveness, but overall… Read More >>

  • What are vaccines made of?

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    Vaccines are made up of small amounts of weakened or dead versions… Read More >>

  • Why do we continue to use vaccines that are not 100% effective?

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    Even though not all vaccines are 100% effective, they all offer… Read More >>

  • What are combination vaccines?

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    A combination vaccine is two or more different vaccines that… Read More >>

  • Why do some vaccines require several shots?

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    For some vaccines, a series of shots has a cumulative effect… Read More >>

  • Why did doctors and scientists develop vaccines in the first place?

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    Before vaccines were invented and widely used, disease outbreaks… Read More >>

  • How do vaccines work?

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    Vaccines help children develop immunity against specific… Read More >>

  • How long have vaccines been around?

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    The idea of actively preventing disease has been around for… Read More >>