Merck & Co. is facing a growing number of lawsuits for downplaying the risk of developing shingles and other side effects from the Zostavax shingles vaccine.
Manipulating a protein of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a way that exposes it to a direct attack by the immune system may help lead to a preventative vaccine, according to a new study.
The first-ever Zostavax shingles vaccine lawsuit blames Merck & Co. for failing to warn that it can re-activate the virus and cause shingles, chickenpox, or severe complications like blindness and chronic pain.
President Trump’s criticism of the current vaccination schedule is against the views of most Americans, who overwhelmingly support vaccine requirements for public school children, according to a new Pew survey. The survey found that 82% of Americans support current requirements...
Vaccines do not cause autism, but they do sometimes cause brain damage. The U.S. government has paid out millions to a few kids with autism — but rejected thousands of others. Will vaccine-safety skeptics help raise awareness about compensation?
Mumps outbreaks are spreading across the U.S. at their fastest rate in a decade — mostly in fully-vaccinated students. As new viruses emerge, so have concerns that the 50 year-old mumps vaccine may not work as well as Merck claims.