Flu season in the U.S. is already shaping up to be especially severe. flu
The U.S. territory of Samoa is in the midst of a severe measles epidemic that has killed 24 children and one adult.
The CDC reported 1,249 cases of measles in the U.S. so far this year. Most of those illnesses were due to multiple outbreaks in New York.
Experts are concerned because this year's flu vaccine may not match the strains of influenza that dominate the North American flu season.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed two bills that make it harder for parents to get medical exemptions for vaccines before their child can go to public or private school.
Over 1,200 people have been infected with the measles this year, according to the CDC.
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed after a Kentucky physician's wife mishandled vaccines for her traveling immunization business and caused an outbreak of infections.
Merck & Co. is facing hundreds of lawsuits from people who developed shingles or other severe side effects after receiving Zostavax, a vaccine that was supposed to prevent shingles.
In the last 30 years, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid roughly $4 billion to over 16,000 people who suffered side effects of vaccines. Between 2013 and 2017 alone,...
The U.S. government awarded $2.4 million to a woman who was hospitalized with severe side effects of a flu vaccine she got in 2013.