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.
Chart showing number of cases of whooping cough in the U.S., 1922-2012, and includes when inmunizations were developed; cases of whooping cough in United States highest since 1959. The Philadelphia Inquirer 2012
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.
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A billboard along Interstate 10 is disingenuous and misleading parents about childhood vaccinations, some local public 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.
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…
Cases of whooping cough - an infection that can kill otherwise healthy infants - continued to climb in Arizona this year.
A case of flu on Thanksgiving Day that involved a young patient could be Pima County's first influenza case in what looks to be a busy season.
Cases of a respiratory infection that can be fatal in infants are up 40 percent statewide over this time last year.
If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.
PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.
Vaccine-preventable disease rates in the U.S. are at relatively low levels.
A veteran pathologist and a young microbiologist were named "Innovators of the Year" at a ceremony Tuesday at the University of Arizona.
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.