COLORADO SPRINGS - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Walgreens and other community partners are working together to offer five free flu shot clinics this month for people with health insurance or those who do not have vaccine coverage. Cases of the flu are already being reported in El Paso County and... more »
The El Paso County Health Department and the Colorado Division of Wildlife are encouraging pet owners and people who own livestock to get their animals vaccinated for rabies.
They are concerned because a growing number of rabid skunks have been reported this winter which is unusual because the animals... more »
A new $53 million research center at Colorado State University is designed to bring together scientists and businesses for research into diseases and developing treatments.
The 72,000-square-foot Research Innovation Center on the Fort Collins campus includes office space for businesses and bioscience laboratories. University officials said Tuesday the goal... more »
It's official--Southern Colorado residents like the convenience of getting immunizations at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs. The H1N1 swine flu vaccine has been available since last year. Beginning Friday, April 16, three vaccinations will be available at The Citadel.
The new immunizations are pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster... more »
One in four U.S. parents believes some vaccines cause autism in healthy children, but even many of those worried about vaccine risks think their children should be vaccinated.
Most parents continue to follow the advice of their children's doctors, according to a study based on a survey of 1,552... more »
The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has advised medical staff in Canada to not use one batch of swine flu vaccine for fear it may trigger life-threatening allergies.
GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman Gwenan White said Tuesday the company issued the advice after reports that one batch of the swine flu vaccine... more »
Vaccines, once relegated to back burner status at pharmaceutical companies, are starting to become big business for ailing drugmakers. New vaccines could be coming online within the next five years for a whole raft of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, pandemic flu and others. Advances in technology and... more »
The Center for Disease Control has released the latest numbers. 19 deaths from H1N1 were reported in children last week alone - making it the deadliest week for kids since the outbreak started.
More than two-thirds of the deaths are in kids who have underlying health conditions. Experts... more »
A new study suggests that giving babies Tylenol to prevent fever when they get vaccinated may make the shots a little less effective. It's the first major study to tie reduced immunity to the use of fever-lowering medicines. The study only looked at preventive use of Tylenol - not whether... more »