Vaccinations http://wunc.org en Duke Researchers Find Racial Disparity In HPV Infections http://wunc.org/post/duke-researchers-find-racial-disparity-hpv-infections <p></p><p>A study out of Duke University suggests the HPV vaccine might not be as effective for African-American women.&nbsp;</p><p>The vaccine protects against two subtypes of the Human papillomavirus that cause 70 percent of cases that develop into cervical cancer, but researchers found black women are half as likely as white women to be infected with those strains.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:38:12 +0000 Will Michaels 24945 at http://wunc.org Duke Researchers Find Racial Disparity In HPV Infections DHHS Secretary Makes Flu Shots Mandatory For Department Workers http://wunc.org/post/dhhs-secretary-makes-flu-shots-mandatory-department-workers <p>Workers at state DHHS healthcare facilities are being required to get flu shots.&nbsp; Secretary Aldona Vos&nbsp; is implementing the policy to fall in line with what some hospitals have done to protect patients' health.&nbsp;<br><br>More than 10,000 employees and volunteers will have until December first to be vaccinated.&nbsp; Luckey Welsh is interim director of the DHHS division of state-operated facilities that house mentally and developmentally disabled patients. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:37:43 +0000 Gurnal Scott 21430 at http://wunc.org DHHS Secretary Makes Flu Shots Mandatory For Department Workers Duke Identifies Shortcomings In HIV Vaccine http://wunc.org/post/duke-identifies-shortcomings-hiv-vaccine <p></p><p>Researchers at Duke University are using a flaw in an HIV vaccine in order to develop new formulas to fight off the virus.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:29:39 +0000 Will Michaels 14981 at http://wunc.org Duke Identifies Shortcomings In HIV Vaccine Vaccination Incentive Program Draws Fire http://wunc.org/post/vaccination-incentive-program-draws-fire <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">A vaccination incentive program for students in Orange County's school districts is drawing criticism from some parents. The county Health Department is entering students into a drawing for an iPod or laptop if they get immunized for meningitis this month. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district says it has received 19 complaints. Thu, 12 May 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8826 at http://wunc.org