CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Vaccine

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)

Officials: Meningitis Cases In HIV Positive Gay Men Under Investigation

New York City’s Health Department says it’s investigating three cases of meningitis that have developed in HIV-positive gay men over the last two weeks.

09/06/2014

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

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Seeks To Vaccinate More Kids Against Flu

Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says 65 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months received an influenza vaccination in the past year.

01/08/2014

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton Begins Vaccinating For Meningitis B

The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease. Seven students and one student visitor have been stricken by the bacterial illness since March.

12/09/2013

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton To Begin Administering Meningitis Vaccine Monday

Princeton University is about to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis.

12/08/2013

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Feds Agree To Import Bexsero For Possible Use At Princeton

Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of the disease on the Ivy League campus.

11/16/2013

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

Whooping Cough Vaccination (file / credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

UConn Doctor Recommends Whooping Cough Vaccine As Cases On The Rise

Last year, Connecticut recorded 178 cases. The year before, there were just 68.

01/31/2013

Whooping Cough Vaccination (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Adults At Greater Risk For Whooping Cough With 30,000 New Cases Reported Each Year

You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.

08/15/2012

Flu Shot (credit: AP)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill To Let Pharmacists Give Flu Shots

New York used to be among a handful of states that only allowed physicians and nurses to administer vaccines, but it began allowing pharmacists to give the shots, too, in 2008.

08/06/2011

Flu Shot (credit:  David Greedy/Getty Images)

Stock Up On Chicken Soup; Flu Nearing Peak

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says the flu is widespread in New York right now and that it likely will reach its peak this month or next.

01/20/2011