Volume and vitriol consistently drown out reason and science, reports a research team that dove deep into 480 anti-vaccine websites to analyze tactics and assess methods. The sites “play fast and loose with the facts (that is, if facts are even employed),” writes Meghan…

This article was originally published in TIME.com. Concerned parents are being duped by deceptive sound bites and junk science Anti-vaxxers get a bad rap in this country. Any parent voicing even the slightest concern about vaccinating a child is…

The first dengue fever vaccine—an injection that can thwart all 4 types of the virus—was cleared in Mexico.

30 years after the introduction of the whole cell pertussis vaccine in the 1940s, few cases remained in the developed world—but now it is “probably the only vaccine-preventable disease that is currently on the rise,” writes Nicholas Carbonetti, associate professor of…

A mass immunization campaign against meningitis A in Africa has been hailed as a stunning success, credited for reducing cases from nearly 2,000 in 2009 to just 4 in 2013. The campaign, featuring a vaccine designed specifically for Africa, launched in 2010, delivering the…

WHO experts have put the brakes on rolling out the RTS,S malaria vaccine, which requires 4 doses and offers limited efficacy. The decision to do additional pilot testing on children, announced on Friday, effectively pushes out the possibility of a broad roll-out of the…

There’s a weak link in the flu vaccine, according to data being presented this week at an infectious diseases conference in San Diego. Designed to protect against several strains of flu, the vaccine cut the risk of infection by influenza A H3N2 by an average of only 38% in…

Malaysian and Asian leaders need to stand up for children by introducing rotavirus vaccines into national immunization programs, urge pediatric specialists Zulkifli Ismail, Lee Way Seah, and Mathuram Santosham in an op-ed.

Several vaccine strategies are being tested in an attempt to thwart the spread of tick-borne diseases, which are on the rise around the world. Since mice carry the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, vaccinating the rodents could make ticks that bite them a lot less…

Findings from 2 new studies—in Science and Nature Medicine—are raising hopes that a universal flu vaccine may someday become a reality. Wired reports that independent research teams tweaked influenza virus proteins to train the immune systems of mice, ferrets and monkeys…