Despite CDC guidelines, vaccination numbers are falling short of national goals. Now, they are turning to doctors for help.
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.
In an email to the campus community, Vice President for Campus Life Cynthia Cherrey says that the student developed symptoms Wednesday night.
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.
With the flu season quickly approaching, experts are urging everyone to get vaccinated now.
Shingles can emerge as blisters, can cause nerve damage and even affect the eye. The virus can last for up to a year.
A bat removed from a home in Berlin Township on Sept. 14 has tested positive for rabies.
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.
The Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.
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.
The flu emergency continues to grow across the country and in our area. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has an update.
If you live in Chester County and haven’t received a flu shot, now is your chance.
New immunization laws went into effect last August and the deadline for Pennsylvania children to receive these vaccines is April 30th.
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.
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.