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UA Health Network makes flu shots mandatory

The University of Arizona Health Network, which includes two local hospitals, is for the first time mandating flu shots for workers.

December 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Whooping cough cases in Pima County at 8-year high

Whooping cough cases are at an eight-year high in Pima County, and the Vail area southeast of Tucson continues to suffer the deepest consequences of the ongoing problem.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Routine vaccines for uninsured adults and kids

The Pima County Health Department is offering routine vaccines, including flu shots, for adults age 19 through 64 who are uninsured, or whose insurance doesn't cover vaccination.

November 02, 2013 6:00 amLoading…

New case of whooping cough at Vail school

A case of whooping cough in an unvaccinated child has been confirmed at Sycamore Elementary School in the Vail Unified School District.

November 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Prominent UA physician V. Fulginiti dies

Prominent UA physician V. Fulginiti dies

Vincent A. Fulginiti

March 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Prominent UA physician V. Fulginiti dies

Prominent UA physician V. Fulginiti dies

Pioneering Tucson pediatrician and internationally recognized scientist Dr. Vincent A. Fulginiti died of cancer March 19. He was 81.

March 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

A billboard along Interstate 10 is disingenuous and misleading parents about childhood vaccinations, some local public health officials say.

March 23, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

The billboard, along Interstate 10 West between Grant Road and Miracle Mile, looks "benign," said Dr. Francisco Garcia, the chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department. "The issue they leave out when you go to their website is the benefits of vaccines," he added.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Blog: State contemplates action on vaccine exemptions

State health director Will Humble is asking his staff to study new data on declining vaccination rates and to provide him with "intervention recommendations." "More AZ parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids- and using “personal exemptions” when they enroll their kids in school," H…

January 29, 2013 6:45 amLoading…

Blog: Free drive-thru flu shot clinic this week

Northwest Healthcare will hold a drive-thru flu-shot clinic this Thursday, Oct. 24.

October 22, 2012 8:15 amLoading…

Factors that make for 'herd immunity'

If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.

May 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County school vaccination rates

Pima County school vaccination rates

May 20, 2012 12:00 am

Blog: CDC honors Tucson mom for vaccine advocacy

In recognition of lobbying work that resulted in a state-mandated vaccination against meningitis, Tucson mother Leslie Maier will receive a prestigious national award today.

May 02, 2012 12:09 pmLoading…

Arizona infant dies of whooping cough

PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.

April 26, 2012 8:55 amLoading…

Opening a dialogue about childhood vaccinations

Vaccine-preventable disease rates in the U.S. are at relatively low levels.

April 26, 2012 5:45 amLoading…

Too many Arizona kids skip vaccinations, doc tells lawmakers

PHOENIX — Arizona parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are putting the whole community at risk, a state house committee here heard this morning.

February 29, 2012 2:19 pmLoading…

Free shots for 50 Tucson dogs, cats

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is offering free vaccinations for the first 50 cats and dogs brought to a mobile pet clinic set up at a south-side grocery store Thursday evening.

December 27, 2011 5:03 pmLoading…


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