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Dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine

Dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine

Every year as flu season emerges, so too do myths and misconceptions about the flu shot. Some people avoid getting the vaccine because they don’t think it works well enough to be worth it. Some think they are too healthy to need it. And some worry it will make them...

Hepatitis A still a concern for high risk groups

Hepatitis A still a concern for high risk groups

It’s been more than two years since public health officials began battling a hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan, and as of Nov. 7 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reporting 905 cases. In comparison, the state recorded 327 cases 2011-2015....

Meningitis B Outbreaks At Three U.S. Colleges

Meningitis B Outbreaks At Three U.S. Colleges

Meningitis B is rare, but it’s potentially fatal and 3 colleges across the country have reported ongoing outbreaks of the disease. San Diego State University, Five College Consortium in Massachusetts, and Oregon State University are currently dealing with outbreaks of...

States with the worst vaccination rates

States with the worst vaccination rates

Vaccines are one of the most effective tools available for the prevention of childhood diseases. As such, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, under the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends routine vaccination for children by the age...