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College Students: Get Your Meningitis Vaccine

Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.

03/07/2014

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Mo. Health Care Community Expressing Concern Over Immunization Registry

The House Committee on Health Insurance debated legislation proposing a database of immunizations Missourians have received to improve efficiency in the state.

01/29/2014

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Free Flu Shots Being Offered to St. Louis County Residents

To combat a significant increase in severe cases of influenza being reported recently in both Missouri and Illinois, the St. Louis County Health Department has decided to offer free flu shots next week.

01/10/2014

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Flu Cases in St. Louis on the Rise

New flu cases doubled over the past week in St. Louis County, jumping from 73 to 158 this week for a total of 371 this season.

12/31/2013

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Saint Louis University To Begin Testing H7N9 Flu Vaccine

Local researchers are about to test a new vaccine against a deadly avian flu bug that hit China last spring.

09/19/2013

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CDC: 64 Percent of Mo. Toddlers Fully Vaccinated

Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.

09/17/2013

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SLU Pediatrician Criticizes Vaccine Skeptics After Measles Outbreak

“It is really important, as parents, if you have fears for your kid’s safety, for those fears to be rational,” SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller says.

08/28/2013

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Tdap Vaccine Requirement Expanding in Illinois

Junior high and high school students will be required to receive a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis for next school year.

01/25/2013

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SLU Researchers Study Meningitis Vaccine

St. Louis University scientists are conducting a clinical trial of a vaccine for the last remaining strain of meningitis.

06/07/2012

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Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

So-called “epidemic curve” will remain in effect for weeks.

02/10/2012

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