Tag Archives: Vaccine

Chlamydia vaccine moves a step closer

A vaccine to protect against the common sexually-transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia is safe and has shown promising signs of being effective, a clinical trial has found. Researchers found the vaccine provoked an immune response during preliminary tests on 35 healthy women. Further trials will be carried out to determine whether it can fully protect against… Read More »

US measles outbreak helps boost Merck’s vaccine sales in second quarter

A nurse holds up a one dose bottle and a prepared syringe of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine made by Merck at the Utah County Health Department on April 29, 2019 in Provo, Utah. George Frey | Getty Images Pharmaceutical giant Merck said Tuesday that high consumer demand for its measles vaccines, amid the… Read More »

This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »