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Flu Shots

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Doctors Asked To Encourage Adult Vaccinations

Despite CDC guidelines, vaccination numbers are falling short of national goals. Now, they are turning to doctors for help.

02/12/2014

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Myths About Allergies

According to The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, many commonly held beliefs about allergies are just not true.

11/11/2013

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Germ Prevention Policies At Work

How far is too far for your office to go to prevent the spread of germs? You’d have to go very far to violate the law.

03/29/2013

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Flu Outbreaks May Be Moderating in Pennsylvania

The coughing and the body aches continue, as the flu continues to spread across the country.

02/01/2013

(Delaware County councilman Dave White, left, and Council chairman Tom McGarrigle rolled up their sleeves and got a flu shot from county nurse Colleen O’Sullivan at an event announcing a free, public walk-in flu shot clinic on Saturday.  Photo provided)

Several Local Counties Offer Free Flu Shots Starting Today

The widespread flu activity has some counties adding free vaccination clinics for its residents.

01/16/2013

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Chester County, Pa. Urging Residents To Take Advantage of Its Vaccination Clinics

Betsy Walls, of the county’s Personal Health Services Bureau, says you should get a flu shot if you haven’t already.

01/14/2013

(A woman gets a flu shot at a Philadelphia health clinic.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Time To Get Flu Shot Is Now, Says CDC

The signs are everywhere — “Get your flu shot here!” — and every supermarket, pharmacy, and clinic is offering the vaccination to keep you from getting sick.

09/25/2012

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Lankenau Nurses Dish Out Health Tips For Holiday Travelers At 30th Street Station

Nurses from Lankenau Medical Center visited 30th Street Station Friday afternoon to offer travelers tips for healthy holiday travel.

11/18/2011

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Study: Flu Shots Are Only About 59% Effective In Adults

If you’re somebody who likes medicine to be perfect, you are not going to be happy by a report in the journal The Lancet. The report looked at flu vaccine and finds it’s only about 59-percent effective in adults who receive it.

10/26/2011

(A woman gets a flu shot at the Philadelphia Senior Center.  Credit:   Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots

Flu season is approaching, and the Philadelphia Health Department is offering free flu immunizations to city residents.

10/19/2011

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Area Pharmacies Doing Lots of Business With On-The-Spot Flu Shots

These days, flu season means big business for pharmacies, but not for the reason you may think.

10/10/2011

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Researchers Find Kids Often Spread Flu To Others Of Same Sex

Researchers looked at a Pennsylvania school to observe how the H1N1 virus was spread, and what they found is that boys have a tendency to spread the virus to other boys, as opposed to girls.

02/18/2011

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Flu Shots Recommended

A million-and-a-half Americans already received their flu shots but many are wondering whether there are any side effects they should worry about.

11/08/2010

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Area Suppliers Say Flu Vaccine Is Plentiful This Year

October is the traditional start of the flu season. Have you had your vaccination yet?

10/19/2010

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Flu Vaccine Supply Is Plentiful For Philadelphia’s Seniors

One senior citizen remembered this time last year, when fears of swine flu sent people searching for a shot of the super-scarce H1N1 vaccine.

10/13/2010

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