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Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due To Potency Problem

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time.

04/17/2015

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New Tech Serving Doctors And Patients

A report in the journal Pediatrics finds that an effort to use text messaging to urge parents to vaccinate their children for the flu has had a great deal of success.

02/23/2015

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Rich talked about the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Paris and a grand jury saying Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane broke the law. He spoke with Dr. Mazz about a girl in Connecticut forced to undergo chemotherapy treatments and for FBI Agent John Guandolo about his new book, Raising a Jihadi Generation.

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This Year’s Flu Vaccines Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation

When working on the influenza vaccine for the following year, researchers make a guess as to which strains will be prevalent.

01/02/2015

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In Montco, Pa. Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

“It was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom I will always live with that,” said Diane McGowan (in yellow), whose son Martin died after contracting influenza.

10/23/2014

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Can Employers Mandate Flu Shots?

With reports of the flu epidemic growing by the day, many employers are providing on-site flu shots. Some are requiring them. Can they?

02/10/2014

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Penn State Brandywine Campus Holds Free Flu Clinic

The Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with the Delaware County Council hosted a free flu clinic at the Penn State Brandywine Campus.

02/01/2014

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Pennsylvania’s Flu Season Is Worst in Three Years

There are about 11,000 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania so far this season, and 22 deaths.

01/10/2013

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National Influenza Vaccination Week Kicks Off Sunday

National Influenza Vaccination Week starts Sunday and there are lots of places to get a vaccine locally.

12/01/2012

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Flu Shot Benefit May Spread Among Children

Researchers compared flu-related emergency room visits in Children’s Hospital in Boston to Montreal Children’s Hospital in Canada, where shot recommendations were not expanded to include more kids.

09/27/2011

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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