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Immunization Schedule, ChildrenVaccinations are some of the most important tools available for preventing disease. Most children get all their shots during childhood. Parents should consult their doctors about which vaccines their children should have and when. Keep track of your children's immunizations yourself.
Immunization Schedule, AdultsAt least 45,000 adults in the United States die of complications of influenza, pneumococcal infections, and hepatitis B each year. Adults need the following vaccines: chickenpox, hepatitis B, MMR, Td/Tdap, flu, shingles, and pneumococcal.
Immunizations and Antibiotics for Oversea TravelMost immunizations are not required under International Health Requirements but are recommended. Anyone lacking certain region- or country-specific immunizations may be denied entry into or exit from a country.
Skin Rashes in ChildrenSkin rashes in children may be categorized as bacterial, viral, life-threatening, fungal, and parasitic rashes. Oftentimes, the associated symptoms help establish the diagnosis. Treatment depends upon the type of rash and the severity of the signs and symptoms.
Expert Views and News
- Air Travelers in Denver, L.A. Warned About Measles
- Global Measles Cases Tripled Since Last Year
- Half of US States Now Report Measles Cases
- US Measles Cases at Second-Highest
- US Measles Cases Top 300, Emergency Declared
- Lawmakers Seek to Increase Use of Measles Vaccine
- Measles Outbreak Worst in Decades for Some States
- Measles Causes Public Health Emergency
- Global Spike in Measles a 'Serious Concern'
- Parents Unaware of Disneyland Measles Outbreak
- Measles: A Tale of Two Outbreaks
- New Myths About the Measles Vaccine
- Measles Outbreak Hitting Adults Hardest
- Measles at Disneyland: What You Should Know
- Measles Cases in the U.S. Reach 20-Year High
- Measles Still Threatens Health Security
- Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety
- Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?
- U.S. Measles Cases, Outbreaks Quadruple in 2011
- No Rise in Seizure Risk With MMRV Booster Vaccine
- Chickenpox Vaccination of Children Helps Protect Infants, Too
- Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines
- Vaccination Rates for Toddlers Rising
- Vaccines Generally Safe, Cause Few Health Problems
- Vaccination Rate for Kindergarten Kids Is Over 90%
- Parents Confident About Vaccine Safety
- MMR Doctor 'Planned to Make Millions'
- Autism, Measles Vaccine: No Link
Measles (Rubeola) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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