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Vaccine

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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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Princeton Vaccine Reaches 90 Percent Of Eligible

Princeton University officials say more than 90 percent of the eligible students and staff received a meningitis vaccine this week as part of the university’s effort to halt an outbreak.

12/13/2013

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Princeton University Confirms Eighth Case Of Meningitis

In an email to the campus community, Vice President for Campus Life Cynthia Cherrey says that the student developed symptoms Wednesday night.

11/22/2013

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Physician Pushes For Lyme Disease Vaccine

The CDC generally reports about 30,000 Lyme cases a year but after a recent conference on the disease, which is spread through the bite of a tick, it concluded that Lyme cases are drastically under-reported and the actual number is probably 300,000 cases.

10/05/2013

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Health: Flu Vaccine: New Options Available This Year

With the flu season quickly approaching, experts are urging everyone to get vaccinated now.

09/25/2013

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Pharmacies Offer Easy Way For Those Over 50 To Get Vaccinated For Shingles

Shingles can emerge as blisters, can cause nerve damage and even affect the eye. The virus can last for up to a year.

09/20/2013

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Rabid Bat Confirmed In Berlin Township

A bat removed from a home in Berlin Township on Sept. 14 has tested positive for rabies.

09/19/2013

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Health: Study Shows HPV Vaccine Effective At Reducing Cases Of Disease

The results revealed that since the HPV vaccine was introduced, cases of the disease decreased by 56 percent among females between the ages of 14 and 19.

06/19/2013

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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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New Strain Of Whooping Cough Resistant Of Current Vaccine

This year is the worst year for pertussis, or whooping cough, in over 60 years and researchers say there is a new strain of the bacteria popping up in the United States that may be resistant to the current vaccine that’s been around for almost two decades.

02/09/2013

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HEALTH: Flu Vaccine Clinics Expand Throughout Our Area

The flu emergency continues to grow across the country and in our area. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has an update.

01/14/2013

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Chester County To Host Flu Vaccine Clinic On Monday, Jan. 14

If you live in Chester County and haven’t received a flu shot, now is your chance.

01/11/2013

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April Deadline For Pa. Students’ Immunizations Fast Approaching

New immunization laws went into effect last August and the deadline for Pennsylvania children to receive these vaccines is April 30th.

02/20/2012

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Thomas Jefferson University Researcher Awarded $4.8 Million To Study New Rabies Vaccine

Dr. Craig Hooper, Director of the Center for Neurovirology at Thomas Jefferson University, is working on a man-made rabies virus that can enter the central nervous system and literally push the virus out of the brain.

08/14/2011

Most people get vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella all at once.

Infants, Those Not Vaccinated Are At Highest Risk For Measles

This is not anything that should cause a panic. What we’re really trying to do is raise awareness that measles is out there and that it’s a concern. So, if you start to develop symptoms, then you have to recognize those symptoms and make sure you get checked out by your doctor.

07/27/2011

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