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Vaccination

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

NYC Health Department Investigating Measles Outbreak

The health department said seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed to date and four people have been hospitalized.

03/07/2014

A woman is given a flu shot. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Flu Shots For Better Heart Health

Your flu shot may be protecting you from more than just the flu. It could also protect you against the number one killer of Americans.

10/22/2013

People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Official: Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Impacting Gay Community Stopped

The new strain of meningitis was so lethal some of its victims were found dead in their apartments before they even had a chance to see a doctor.

09/18/2013

HPV Vaccine

Some Parents Uncomfortable With Kids Receiving HPV Vaccine

It’s back to school time, and that means it may be time to update your child’s immunizations. But as CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, one shot officials say your child should get is a controversial one.

08/20/2013

Person receiving vaccine (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Warns Of ‘Absolutely Terrifying’ Meningitis Outbreak, Urges Vaccination Among Gay Men

The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials.

03/06/2013

Vaccine

NJ Committee Rejects Vaccination Exemption Bill

Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee chairman Herb Conway said the bill was a “recipe for disaster.” The Burlington County Democrat, who also is a physician, said it could lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases.

03/08/2011