Tag Archives: Vaccine

Vaccine Basics

Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy. They protect us from serious and sometimes deadly diseases — like haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles. It’s normal to have questions about vaccines. Vaccines.gov works with scientists and doctors to answer your questions and provide the information you need to get vaccinated. In this… Read More »

The measles infected nearly every child in the US — until a vaccine was introduced

Cheryl Healton remembers the look on her mother’s face when the then 8-year old was diagnosed with measles in 1961. “I could tell by her reaction that my life was at risk,” said Healton, now 66 and the dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health. It was. While measles is best known… Read More »