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Vaccine Basics

Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy. They protect us from serious and sometimes deadly diseases — like haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles. It’s normal to have questions about vaccines. Vaccines.gov works with scientists and doctors to answer your questions and provide the information you need to get vaccinated. In this… Read More »

Top vaccine makers Merck and Pfizer target China and older adults next

During the past few decades, the number of companies producing vaccines has dwindled to just a handful. There are other players in the space, but today, the four big drug companies that now dominate the market are Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline. Selling a vaccine like Shingrix for the shingles or Gardasil 9 for… 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 »