vaccine

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

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles.  (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

7 cases of measles confirmed in OC

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Orange County officials today confirmed seven cases of measles this year, a substantial increase from the zero to one cases seen on average annually. “We expect to see additional measles cases […]

03/14/2014

Nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Whooping cough shot cuts illness, maybe not spread

ATLANTA (AP) — A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected. The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people […]

11/25/2013

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

Study: High-dose flu shot better protects seniors

ATLANTA (AP) — A long-awaited study shows that a high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot. Standard flu vaccines are only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and […]

10/23/2013

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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

Chicken and egg

Severe egg allergy? There’s now a flu shot for you

ATLANTA (AP) — People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots. A federal advisory panel on Thursday said a new vaccine that’s made without eggs is an option for […]

06/20/2013

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Panel: Thumbs down on anthrax vaccine test in kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t look for testing of the anthrax vaccine to begin in children any time soon. Controversy arose last year as experts debated whether such studies should be done to learn how to treat children in case of a bioterror attack.

03/18/2013

2011 was worst measles year in US in 15 years

(AP) – Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so seen […]

04/19/2012

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