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  • FOX29 Busts Myths About Flu Shots

    FOX29 Busts Myths About Flu Shots

    Sunday, January 27 2013 4:29 AM EST2013-01-27 09:29:51 GMT
    More than 11,000 people are fighting the flu right now in Pennsylvania as the nation battles with the epidemic. With that, there are several common misconceptions floating around about treatment. FOX29
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Long lines are becoming normal outside of flu clinics across the country as the flu has become widespread in several areas.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu vaccine is 62 percent effective in preventing the flu. Health officials say the vaccine takes up to two weeks to work, which means now is the time to get the shot.

Nearly 130 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed, and thus far, at least 112 million have been used.

Hospitals around the country report spikes in flu-related admissions and deaths compared to the last few years.

Health officials say this year's flu strain is particularly nasty, and has made people sicker for longer.

Employers are doing whatever they can to keep their employees healthy. Some are even handing out masks to employees.

You can watch the story in the video above.

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  • PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:15:46 GMT
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
  • Students Prepare To Return To School With Free Supplies

    Students Prepare To Return To School With Free Supplies

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:15:25 GMT
    We all know Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but it also mean something else...back to school.
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  • Summer Heat Returns

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:11:25 GMT

    The rest of the holiday weekend continues to look warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.

    The heat and humidity will continue to expand Sunday into Labor Day. There is a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms both day.  Best chance will be in the afternoon and evening. 

    Sunday (88/69): Clouds/Storm

    Monday (90/71): Clouds/Storm

    Tuesday (92/72): Clouds/Storm

     

     

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