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Vaccinations

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Whooping Cough Still Widespread

Most people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.

03/17/2014

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Meningitis B Vaccinations Top 3K At Princeton

Princeton University reports more than 3,300 students have received meningitis B vaccinations since a mass vaccination got underway on campus Monday.

12/11/2013

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Study: Childhood Vaccines Are Safe

The Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.

03/15/2013

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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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Student Vaccination Rates Up Around Country

Data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that parents are getting their kids vaccinated before school starts.

08/26/2012

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Local Doctor Says It’s Kennel Cough Season

Even though summer is waning, many pet owners are either dropping the dog off at a kennel or picking it up again, and may be in for an unpleasant surprise.

08/18/2012

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Popcorn Ruins Children’s Vaccines? Could Be, Says Local Expert

A new study being published in the “Journal of American Medicine” indicates that compounds found in waterproof clothing and microwave popcorn may reduce the effectiveness of tetanus and diphtheria vaccines.

01/26/2012

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Vaccinating Young Children Against The Flu

There is a very important report released by the CDC in their monthly morbidity and mortality report which looks at children and flu related deaths.

11/21/2011

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Immunization Rates Equal Among Children In Philadelphia

Healthcare providers met in Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve access to vaccines for preventable diseases.

09/13/2011

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More Shots Required For Pa. Schoolkids By September

Students will now have to prove they have received two doses of the chicken pox and the mumps vaccines before entering school in Pennsylvania in September.

01/04/2011