Health officials say vaccinations are the best protection against potentially deadly illness.
It's a matter of personal and public health
The Pima County Health Department is offering extended hours at some clinics.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona hosted another community vaccination clinic last weekend — with free distemper vaccinations in an effort to protect the community’s dogs from the deadly distemper virus.
An increase in dogs and puppies coming in with the fatal distemper virus has caused the Humane Society of Southern Arizona to cease accepting canines for the next week while the shelter is being cleaned and sanitized.
The University of Arizona Health Network, which includes two local hospitals, is for the first time mandating flu shots for workers.
Whooping cough cases are at an eight-year high in Pima County, and the Vail area southeast of Tucson continues to suffer the deepest consequences of the ongoing problem.
The Pima County Health Department is offering routine vaccines, including flu shots, for adults age 19 through 64 who are uninsured, or whose insurance doesn't cover vaccination.
A case of whooping cough in an unvaccinated child has been confirmed at Sycamore Elementary School in the Vail Unified School District.
Pioneering Tucson pediatrician and internationally recognized scientist Dr. Vincent A. Fulginiti died of cancer March 19. He was 81.
A billboard along Interstate 10 is disingenuous and misleading parents about childhood vaccinations, some local public health officials say.
The billboard, along Interstate 10 West between Grant Road and Miracle Mile, looks "benign," said Dr. Francisco Garcia, the chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department. "The issue they leave out when you go to their website is the benefits of vaccines," he added.
State health director Will Humble is asking his staff to study new data on declining vaccination rates and to provide him with "intervention recommendations."
"More AZ parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids- and using “personal exemptions” when they enroll their kids in school," H…
Northwest Healthcare will hold a drive-thru flu-shot clinic this Thursday, Oct. 24.
If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.
In recognition of lobbying work that resulted in a state-mandated vaccination against meningitis, Tucson mother Leslie Maier will receive a prestigious national award today.
PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.
Vaccine-preventable disease rates in the U.S. are at relatively low levels.