vaccinations

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year,  in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Bill Advances To Change Vaccine Exemption For Students

New Jersey might change a religious exemption that has allowed nearly 9,000 students to avoid vaccinations in the 2013-14 school year.

03/10/2015

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

Republican Party Takes On The Politics Of Vaccinations In Wake Of Measles Outbreak

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland has now spread to 14 states and health officials in our area are doing all they can to keep the virus contained.

02/03/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Christie Clarifies Controversial Comment On Vaccinations

Christie’s comments follow a measles outbreak centered in California that has sickened more than 100 people in the U.S.

02/02/2015

A skunk. (Credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies In Rockland County

A skunk in Clarkstown has tested positive for rabies after coming into contact with a dog belonging to an area resident, Rockland County health officials said Wednesday.

01/28/2015

Newborn Baby Feet

‘Infant Cocooning’ Growing In Popularity Among New Parents

As CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu reported, more and more parents are “infant cocooning,” which means being vaccinated before seeing the baby.

08/06/2014

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

As Case Count Rises, Gov. Cuomo Urges New Yorkers To Get Measles Vaccination

Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged all New Yorkers to get a measles vaccination. An outbreak of the highly contagious disease has continued to spread across the country.

04/26/2014

New Hawaii Sea Restaurant  (hawaiiseanyc.com)

Hepatitis A Vaccinations Continue Monday For Customers Of Bronx Eatery

The New York City Department of Mental Hygiene will continue offering free vaccinations Monday to those who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a Bronx restaurant.

09/22/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer/file (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Sen Schumer Calls For Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations As Number Of Cases Increases

The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in New York, and Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on health officials to provide free vaccinations.

07/22/2012

Chicken (credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

NY Lawmakers Want Chickens Vaccinated

Two New York State legislators want to require farmers in the state to vaccinate hens against salmonella, which sickened thousands of Americans and triggered the largest egg recall in U.S. history.

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