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Vaccine

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Tdap Vaccine Required For Illinois Preteens, Teens

It’s time for parents to think about back-to-school shots for their children, and that includes high school students.

08/06/2013

Flu patient Ed Eagins says he can't afford to take days off from work, now that he's sick with the flu. (CBS)

Some Flu-Stricken Workers Wonder: Go To Job, Or Stay Home Without Pay?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with one Chicago man who says he can’t afford to miss work.

01/14/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Two New Strains Of Flu For This Season

Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells WBBM Newsradio that there are two new, different strains of flu this year and that the vaccine formulated this fall should be able to keep you from getting them.

09/28/2012

University of Miami pediatrician, Judith L. Schaechter, M.D., gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. Recently the issue of the vaccination came up during the Republican race for president when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer "dangerous" and said that it may cause mental retardation, but expert opinion in the medical field contradicts her claim. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also a presidential contender, has taken heat from some within his party for presiding over a vaccination program in his home state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Parents Wary Of Getting HPV Vaccine For Boys

The HPV vaccine already is recommended for preteen girls to prevent cervical cancer, but many parents are skeptical about a new recommendation to get the vaccine for preteen boys.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

H1N1

Researcher: Flu May Be On The Way Out

A University of Chicago researcher says the 2009 flu pandemic has provided clues that might help get rid of the disease entirely one day.

WBBM Newsradio–01/11/2011