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Vaccines

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Dr. Offit: The Science is Clear, Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

To begin with, Offit said the science is clear that vaccines do not cause autism, as many groups and some celebrities insist.

04/07/2014

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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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HPV Vaccine Effective In Some Ways After Only 2 Doses

It is too early to change recommendations but a Swedish study has found that it might take only 2 doses of the HPV vaccine – not 3 – to offer protection against genital warts.

02/21/2014

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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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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Stops Illness, But Maybe Not Spread Of It

A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected.

11/26/2013

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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

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Camden County Offering Additional Flu Shot Site On Feb. 5

Flu shots will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Homestead Community Center at 4771 Willow Avenue in Pennsauken from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

01/29/2013

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Pertussis On The Rise In US

Pertussis or whooping cough is making a comeback in the United States, despite vaccinations.

10/15/2012

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Getting Kids Ready To Go Back To School

If you have children you need to be thinking about the start of school.

08/01/2012

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Health: Whooping Cough Warning From South Jersey Family

A health watch warning: A potentially deadly cough is spreading in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to the state health departments.

07/09/2012

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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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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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Health Watch: Getting Vaccinated Before College

It’s that time of year, college students heading back to school, and a trip to the doctor for shots is a must for many.

08/24/2011

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Report: Most Parents Have Concerns About Children’s Vaccines

There’s an interesting report in the journal Health Affairs which takes a look at parents and vaccines. What the study has found is that only one in five parents have no concerns about childhood vaccines.

06/09/2011

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More Children Getting Vaccinated

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the goals for longer standing recommended vaccines are being met, at least partially.

02/07/2011

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