Stories tagged: vaccination
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Spokane Valley City Council may lobby Legislature on vaccination proposal
The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Panel recommends new, better shingles shot over old version
A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
U.S. health officials brace for potentially bad flu season
It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Oregon officials challenge low vaccination rate ranking
Officials disagree with a federal report which says Oregon has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
House Call: Vaccinations are a back-to-school essential
These days in addition to doing a lot of sports physicals for students wishing to join a team at school, I am doing wellness checkups and immunizations. Vaccines are more …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Risk of flu-related death higher for unvaccinated children
That’s according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published online earlier this month in Pediatrics. The article says this is the first study of …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Vaccination rate jumps in California after tougher inoculation law
The vaccination rate for California’s kindergartners jumped this fall from the previous year, with the percentage of students with all required vaccinations rising to 96 percent from 93 percent.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections
The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Two vaccinated Spokane County residents diagnosed with mumps
Health officials say the MMR vaccine, which is 88 percent effective, remains the best way to prevent mumps.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Flu vaccination is nothing to sneeze at
We are lucky in the United States, the flu is – for the vast majority of people – a survivable illness. But that does not mean that it is just …
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016
Editorial: Vaccinate your schoolchildren
Parents can help prevent outbreaks of chickenpox by taking the new school requirements seriously.
Wed., July 8, 2015
In brief: Spokane police investigate theft of officer’s rifle
One of the Spokane Police Department’s assault-style AR-15 rifles was stolen from an off-duty officer’s personal vehicle last month, and an investigation has led to an arrest in the case. …
UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2015, 10:22 a.m.
Single measles case confirmed in Spokane
Health leaders are warning the public of the first measles outbreak in Spokane County in more than 20 years. So far, the outbreak is small – just one case, but …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Doug Clark: Don’t deprive the column of Fagan fodder
Calls and emails rolled in from readers wanting me to grab a pitchfork, light a torch and join the mob that is trying to chase Mike Fagan out of City …
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015
Foster parents decry flu vaccine requirement
A new Washington law is forcing foster care providers to make a choice: get a flu shot or stop caring for children younger than 2 years old. At least 50 …
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015
Vaccine ‘trutherism’ thriving, at public’s expense
Cast your mind back to June, when the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby could deny contraception coverage to its employees. At the time, some people wondered how far this …
Tue., May 6, 2014
Shadle Park graduate leading CDC effort to prevent meningitis, pertussis
As potentially fatal illnesses that spread easily, meningitis and whooping cough are diseases that make the news when infections spread. Behind the headlines, a Shadle Park High School graduate is …
Sat., July 20, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Pertussis epidemic a reminder that vaccination is crucial
My son got whooping cough last year. He didn’t whoop much. He didn’t miss much school. It wasn’t a big deal.
Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
WSU students urged to get meningitis shot
Washington State University is advising students on the Pullman campus, particularly those living in dense residential housing, to be vaccinated against meningitis. The advisory follows the hospitalization of a 19-year-old …
Sat., Oct. 2, 2010, 5:37 p.m.
Patients drive up for flu shots
Spokane residents got something healthier than french fries in a drive-thru Saturday: flu shots. The drive-thru influenza vaccination clinic, organized by Spokane Regional Health District, was the first vaccination clinic …
Mon., Oct. 12, 2009, 9:42 a.m.
Health district swamped with swine flu calls
The Spokane Regional Health District has been overwhelmed with calls from people seeking to make appointments for swine flu vaccines, the agency said this morning.
Fri., Sept. 4, 2009
2,000-plus sick at WSU
More than 2,000 Washington State University students have been sickened by swine flu during the first two weeks of classes, school health officials said. The outbreak of H1N1 influenza prompted …