Vaccination

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Dr. Paul Offit: Anti-Vaccine Parents Should Not Be Given Legal Protection Of Religion

Dr. Paul Offit, author of Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about his new book and the outrage that he has seen as of late directed against people who chose not to vaccinate their children.

03/10/2015

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Bill Advances To Change New Jersey’s Vaccine Exemption

With more than 9,000 parents state-wide claiming religious exemptions last to year to stop their kids from getting vaccines, New Jersey lawmakers are trying to tighten exemption guidelines.

03/10/2015

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Report: Pa. Has Second-lowest Vaccination Rate In The Country

The research, which was conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts, reveals that the states that have the loosest vaccine requirements have lower rates of vaccination.

02/09/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and his wife Mary Pat Christie are greeted by Britain's Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne in Downing Street on February 3, 2015 in London, England. (Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)

Christie’s Vaccination Comments In England Draw Some Local Flak

With the measles outbreak now infecting more than 100 people from 14 states, potential presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue of vaccination.

02/03/2015

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Abington Health’s Dr. Shapiro Urges Pregnant Women, Families to Get Whooping Cough Vaccination

Sponsor Provided Content Although pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is considered by many to be an illness of the past, the CDC has established new guidelines advising expecting moms, family members, and caregivers to […]

01/30/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

The Healthy Palooza event held in Philadelphia in 2012. (File photo, credit: KYW Kidcasts)

Hear Philly: Healthy Palooza Offers Free Flu Shots, Health Screenings & More

Health professionals from a variety of fields will be on hand on Saturday, October 18 at the Living Hope Fellowship on East Lycoming Street in North Philadelphia for a free health fair.

10/13/2014

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Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies In Egg Harbor Township

The skunk was collected from the property on Betsy Scull Road and tests confirmed it was positive for rabies.

03/06/2014

Flu

CDC: Flu Vaccine Averts Millions Of Illnesses

Approximately 13 million illnesses, and over 110,000 hospitalizations, may have been averted by the flu vaccine over the last six years in the US.

06/27/2013

FluShot

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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‘CHOP’ Dr.: Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All

A leading voice in the pro-vaccine movement is out with a new book about how his fight is yours also.

01/07/2011