Vaccination

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

LA students required to get whooping cough vaccination: List of clinics

Incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be required to provide proof of a TDaP booster shot before school starts Aug. 12. L.A. Unified will host a number clinics, listed […]

07/22/2014

FILE- in this file photo dated Monday Nov. 25, 2013, a Pakistani child is vaccinated against polio by a health worker in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, FILE)

UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) — For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the […]

05/05/2014

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Princeton to start mass meningitis B vaccinations

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University was set Monday to start the vaccination of nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis. The Ivy League school in New Jersey is […]

12/09/2013

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

LA County orders healthcare workers to get flu shots

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County’s top public health official today ordered all healthcare personnel in acute care hospitals and other licensed medical facilities to get a flu shot or wear a protective mask. […]

10/15/2013

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

More kids protected from flu; CDC says keep it up

WASHINGTON (AP) — More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around. Far too many young and middle-aged adults still […]

09/26/2013

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First flu case reported in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Health officials today confirmed the first case of flu in Long Beach, prompting a call for residents to get vaccinated. “Everyone age 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine […]

09/24/2013

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CDC: 105 US children died this flu season

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children — about the average toll. The flu season started earlier than usual and ended up being moderately severe.

03/22/2013

Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and […]

09/10/2012

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