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.
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.
Last year, Connecticut recorded 178 cases. The year before, there were just 68.
You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.
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.
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.