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Spokane council holds off booting Fagan from health board

A crowd of vaccination opponents hoping to dissuade the Spokane City Council from kicking Councilman Mike Fagan off the county health board erupted into shouts of “coward” when a chance …

City Council takes step back from removing Fagan from health board

About 50 people packed the City Council briefing center on Thursday to hear the council’s discussion regarding a letter to Councilman Mike Fagan asking him to “clarify” his recent questioning …

Shawn Vestal: Science faces tall order in educating Mike Fagan

Dear Science: Could you send Mike Fagan a memo? Like, a very long memo? One that mentions a bunch of the studies about the repeatedly disproven “link” between autism and …

Region taking steps to boost vaccination

Measles outbreaks during the past year have rekindled the national and Northwest debate regarding vaccines in an area with historically higher-than-average numbers of people who don’t have their children immunized …

WSU students asked to have mumps vaccination

PULLMAN — Washington State University is asking students to make sure their measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date before they return from the Thanksgiving break.

Whooping cough shot urged in pregnancy

ATLANTA – An expert panel is urging every expectant mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her …

Persistent pertussis

Whooping cough has spread across Spokane County during the summer, surprising health officials who expected numbers to drop once kids left school. No one has died.

Some folks are missing the point of vaccines

We’re No. 1. Measles will be overjoyed. A new report shows that more parents in Washington refused to have their children vaccinated than any other state in the nation. I’d …

Panhandle Health District offers vaccine clinics

Panhandle Health District has scheduled special immunization clinics for pertussis, or whooping cough, due to a growing demand. The clinics will be in the district’s Hayden building on Friday and …

Health officials attempting to give kids a better shot

A whooping cough outbreak has worsened in Kootenai County, infecting 43 children as investigators scramble to track down suspected sources of the disease. The episode underscores a stubborn problem in …

Some recalled swine flu doses went to Spokane

A swine flu vaccine for young children recalled Tuesday included about 200 doses that were shipped to two Spokane health care providers.

Editorial: Untruths about H1N1 vaccinations run rampant

The myths about the H1N1 vaccine may be spreading more rapidly than the virus itself. Along with the annual suspicions about inoculations come new fears that are also unjustified. Public …

Nation in brief: Tylenol may affect kids’ shots

Giving babies Tylenol to prevent fever when they get childhood vaccinations may backfire and make the shots a little less effective, surprising new research suggests. It is the first major …

North Idaho students eligible for vaccine at school

Students in North Idaho’s public and private schools will bring home permission slips this week to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine at school.

Dr. Gott: Protect against flu; sign up for vaccination

DEAR DR. GOTT: I hear repeated announcements on television that the flu vaccine this year will be in short supply. I’m 78 years old and wonder how serious it will …

Editorial: State should encourage vaccination awareness

With concern being raised across Washington about the availability of vaccine against the H1N1 virus, it’s hard to understand the stubborn lack of enthusiasm in this state for other vaccines …

Even adults need up-to-date vaccinations

Resting now that the kids are back in school? Planning a big trip to Mexico? Starting a new job or going back to school? Before getting too far into your …

Logjam could delay some swine flu shots

Faced with an unexpected delay, health officials are trying to counter new problems with swine flu vaccine production including a logjam at factories that put the precious liquid into syringes.