Vaccines

NC lawmakers say vaccination requirement changes dead
Three lawmakers say their proposal to update North Carolina's childhood vaccination regimen and eliminate an immunization exemption on religious grounds is dead less than two weeks after their bill was filed. Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:55pm
Religious exemption on vaccinations in NC repealed in bill
Some North Carolina senators worried about the revival of certain communicable diseases want to do away with North Carolina's childhood vaccination exemption on religious grounds. Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:22pm
Area parents, doctor join in on vaccination conversation
The debate over whether or not to vaccinate children is brewing across the country, and it's sparking the conversation right here in our community, too. Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:19pm
NC health agency reminds people to get measles vaccination
North Carolina's health agency is advising people to vaccinate against measles, especially since 102 people from 14 states were diagnosed with the illness last month. Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:56pm
Flu season already peaking, experts suggest vaccination
It's that time of year to get your flu shot. The experts say this year, the flu is already peaking. Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:51pm
New Hanover Co. Health Department offers flu shots to students
The New Hanover County Health Department is partnering with county schools to provide flu vaccines to middle and high school students. Tue, 10/16/2012 - 12:11pm
Feds mark NC vaccine plant ready for flu outbreak
A North Carolina vaccine plant is ready to gear up to fight a flu pandemic should one strike the United States. Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:16pm
Study: Vaccine reduces malaria in African children
The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step. Tue, 10/18/2011 - 5:34pm
Vaccine boosters required, recommended for adolescents
April is Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month in North Carolina, and the NC Division of Public Health is reminding parents to protect their teens and pre-teens by bringing them up to date on required and recommended vaccinations. Tue, 04/05/2011 - 6:06pm
HEALTHWATCH: Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines
More than a decade after a British doctor linked vaccinations to autism in children, his study is being called a fraud. Thu, 01/06/2011 - 9:49pm