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Shutting down school vaccine clinics doesn’t protect minors – it hurts...

Katherine A. Foss, Middle Tennessee State University A 1918 newspaper article captures public attitudes toward a typhoid vaccine clinic...

A universal influenza vaccine may be one step closer, bringing long-lasting...

Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University A bad year for flu can mean tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. Getting vaccinated can protect you...

Will going out in the cold give you a cold?

Libby Richards, Purdue University Many of us have heard: “Don’t go outside without a coat; you’ll catch a cold.” That’s not exactly true. As with many...

Why COVID-19 vaccines need to prioritize ‘superspreaders’

Dana Goldman, University of Southern California; David Conti, University of Southern California, and Matthew E. Kahn, Johns Hopkins University Once safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines...

5 ways the world is better off dealing with a pandemic...

Siddharth Chandra, Michigan State University and Eva Kassens-Noor, Michigan State University Near the end of the First World War, a deadly flu raced across the...

How to convince your loved ones to get the flu shot...

Helen Colby, IUPUI and Meng Li, University of Colorado Denver The best way to protect against the flu is the flu vaccine. But even so,...

Why the flu shot cannot give you the flu (and why...

Libby Richards, Purdue University Flu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons. During the 2018-2019 flu...

Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems

Matthew Motta, University of Pennsylvania; Dominik Stecula, University of Pennsylvania, and Kathryn Haglin, University of Pennsylvania Many Americans hold beliefs about the flu vaccine that...

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Are doctors following best practice when prescribing antipsychotic meds to kids?

David Rettew, University of Vermont There’s been a lot of attention in the media about the number of children taking antipsychotic and other psychiatric medications....