Prior to the invention of the Polio vaccine, IPV, thousands of people
died from the polio virus each year and tens of thousands more were left
paralyzed. Today, the number of people diagnosed with polio each year
hovers near zero in the United States.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a dangerous infection that often affects babies and young children.
An estimated seven in every 10,000 pregnant women will get chickenpox. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re immune, you can get a quick blood test to find out.
One of the most amazing feats your body will perform late in the third trimester is the automatic production of special breast milk called colostrum.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pregnant women should be one of the first groups of people in line for an H1N1 vaccine once it is produced.
How do vaccines work?
How long after I have the rubella vaccine should I wait to get pregnant?
When is it safe to get pregnant after the Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination?
My husband received the anthrax vaccine several years ago
while in the army. Could that affect our chances of having a healthy
There are certain vaccinations which are safe during pregnancy while others are contraindicated. See the complete list here.
If a woman has rubella during pregnancy, the rubella virus can induce many different birth defects (known as 'Rubella Syndrome' or 'Congenital Rubella'), some of which are quite severe.
My 4-year-old has chicken pox. Can I get it?