vaccine

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July 25, 2019 - 2:36 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We always talk about the importance of getting flu shots, and there is good reason for it. A CDC study looking at a six-year period has found that...
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MMR vaccines
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May 06, 2019 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years. Officials on Monday said 764 cases have been reported as of last Thursday. It's the most in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 were reported. New...
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine.
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March 20, 2019 - 8:57 pm
By Nicole Chavez and Janet DiGiacomo, CNN (CNN) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine. "They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine," Bevin...
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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Lynne Adkins
March 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Reported cases of mumps have been climbing in numbers at local schools and universities recently, and parents may be nervous. But if your child received all of his or her immunizations, there's no need to panic. In fact, it's not really a surprise to see an outbreak...
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Justin Udo
March 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in Pennsylvania are stressing the importance of immunization shots following a U.S. Senate hearing that brought them into question. Texas Sen. Rand Paul says national vaccination requirements are a danger to liberty. But Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania's...
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Can the flu shot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry? No, absolutely not, according to a new study.
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February 28, 2019 - 8:12 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) - - Can the flu shot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry? No, absolutely not. That's the verdict of a study presented Wednesday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The study comes as the nation's attention...
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Dreamstime
February 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the past 10 years, exponentially more people have refused immunizations for many of the serious childhood illnesses that have been all but eradicated...
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health is confirming that the flu is now widespread across the Commonwealth.
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Kim Glovas
January 07, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is confirming that the flu is now widespread across the Commonwealth. January and February are peak months for the flu, according to health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine. "We have seen 6,400 cases of the flu. More than 4,000 of...
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Lynne Adkins
December 17, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania has seen its cases of Hepatitis A jump significantly in recent years, according to the state Secretary of Health. Dr. Rachel Levine says for that reason, the Commonwealth has sent out a health alert to local healthcare facilities and programs. "There is...
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