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Vaccines

Religious exemption on vaccinations in NC repealed in bill

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videoSome 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. Full story...
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Area parents, doctor join in on vaccination conversation

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videoThe 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. Full story...
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NC health agency reminds people to get measles vaccination

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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. Full story...
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Flu season already peaking, experts suggest vaccination

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videoIt's that time of year to get your flu shot. The experts say this year, the flu is already peaking. Full story...
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Feds mark NC vaccine plant ready for flu outbreak

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A North Carolina vaccine plant is ready to gear up to fight a flu pandemic should one strike the United States. Full story...
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Study: Vaccine reduces malaria in African children

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The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step. Full story...
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Vaccine boosters required, recommended for adolescents

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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. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines

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videoMore than a decade after a British doctor linked vaccinations to autism in children, his study is being called a fraud. Full story...
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