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DPH continues to promote Hepatitis A vaccination; statewide outbreak continues, more deaths reported

People who are considered high risk for exposure to the Hepatitis A virus should get vaccinated as soon as possible to avoid contracting the virus and lessen the spread of the disease. High risk groups include individuals who use illicit drugs, close contacts of illicit drug users, and homeless people. The Department for Public Health (DPH) is making this recommendation as part of its efforts to respond...

Monalisa Tailor: Immunization are an important part of personal health no matter how old you are

After one of the worst influenza seasons to date, it’s become clearer than ever to me that nature is constantly adapting. Viruses are getting smarter and we must adapt to protect ourselves.  Thanks in large part to advances in medicine, physicians have an arsenal of tools to help patients stay ahead of preventable diseases.  One of the most important tools, the vaccine, exposes your body to features...