Vaccine

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7 Flu Deaths Reported, Officials Expect More This Season

We are only halfway through flu season and seven deaths have already been reported in Allegheny County.

01/13/2015

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Allegheny Co. Health Department: Number Of Flu Cases Rises To 2,300

The Allegheny County Health Department says 2,300 flu cases have now been reported.

01/07/2015

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Doctors Say Flu Shot Still Worth It

The Centers for Disease Control says 43 states, including Pennsylvania, are facing high or widespread flu activity.

01/05/2015

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ACHD Recommends Flu Shots With Reported Cases Rising

The Allegheny County Health Department has a holiday gift idea for the holiday season – a flu shot.

12/23/2014

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Health Officials Warn Flu Vaccine May Be Less Effective This Winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

12/04/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Allegheny County’s Flu Vaccine Clinic Opens Downtown

Allegheny County’s flu vaccine clinic on Forbes Avenue opens today.

09/15/2014

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Pittsburgh Area Experiencing High Number Of Whooping Cough Cases

Allegheny County is experiencing a high number of whooping cough cases with 51 confirmed and probable cases reported so far this year compared to about 47 cases reported in all of 2013.

06/19/2014

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Rep. Murphy Pressuring FDA To Approve Meningitis B Vaccine

A state lawmaker is pushing for FDA approval of a meningitis vaccine, after a local college student died of Meningitis B.

04/07/2014

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Officials Issue Warning After Person With Measles Rides Port Authority Bus

Officials are asking people to come forward, after it was discovered that a person rode a Port Authority bus while infected with measles.

02/21/2014

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Adult Vaccines Could Help Prevent Many Common Viruses

As we get older we take less care on preventative vaccines, but the CDC is hoping to inform more adults about vaccines can prevent shingles, pneumonia, and cancer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/06/2014

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Health Department Issues Warning About Rabid Bats

The Allegheny County Health Department has issued a warning regarding rabid bats.

08/21/2013

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Irwin Students Go To Prom Despite Not Having Chickenpox Vaccine

Nine students in a western Pennsylvania school district who were told they couldn’t attend their prom because they hadn’t been vaccinated for chickenpox were able to attend after all.

05/11/2013

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School District Reverses Decision On Attending Prom Without Chickenpox Vaccine

The Norwin School District has reversed its decision and now says they will let 9 students attend the high school prom.

05/10/2013

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57 Years After Salk Vaccine, World Is On Verge Of Eradicating Polio

In Pittsburgh, we take special pride in the fact that the vaccine for polio was developed right here by Dr. Jonas Salk, and first used April 12, 1955.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/12/2013

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