vaccines




closeup of human papilloma virus
There may not yet be a cure for cancer, but for some human cancers, one thing comes pretty close: the HPV vaccine. That’s why, last week, the 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UW-Madison’s Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), issued a statement urging increased uptake of the three-dose vaccination. This […]

Preventing cancer in just three shots



Bucky Badger makes an appearance at University Health Services’ satellite flu shot clinic on 10/19/2015 in Union South’s Varsity Hall//Credit: University Health Services
Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports flu activity has been low so far this year, if you haven’t already, now is the time to get vaccinated. Flu season generally peaks in the U.S. between December and February, the agency says, and it can take up to two […]

Get your flu shot!


Bucky says: Get vaccinated
Vaccines are important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can list at least 10 reasons why. Curious? See below. Here at UWMadScience, we want to know why YOU get vaccinated. Maybe you don’t want to get the flu again this year. Maybe you have a newborn at home, or an […]

Get vaccinated, and show it off