Stories tagged: Vaccines
Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:40 p.m.
California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
When Jessica Biel suddenly appeared on Twitter this week with opponents of vaccination legislation at the California Capitol, it ignited a social media storm over whether the actress, wife of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
Spokane Regional Health District officials confirmed three cases of hepatitis A in Spokane County.
UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
As states debate making it tougher for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons, federal data shows children using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending …
Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Updates with committee vote, adds senator’s comment, edits to conform. Links additional photos, deletes file photo. With AP Photos. California lawmakers are advancing tougher rules for vaccinations despite hearing hours …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night.
Sat., March 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
When the Spanish flu went viral in 1918, it didn’t mean trending on Twitter. Before vaccines, antibiotics, better sanitation and clean water, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 2:31 p.m.
An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 – and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Recent measles outbreaks in states such as Washington, New York and New Jersey have cast a spotlight on a group of Americans who receive exemptions from immunizing their children on …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
A small but increasing number of children in the United States are not getting some or all of their recommended vaccinations. The percentage of children under 2 years old who …
Fri., July 27, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Soaring sales of cancer drugs, vaccines and veterinary medicines drove Merck & Co.’s 5 percent jump in second-quarter revenue and the company lifted its outlook for the year.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
New Age liberals may have been unfairly blamed for the current wave of anti-vaccine sentiment, according to a new study from the University of Idaho.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 2:02 p.m.
Labs around the country are hunting for a super-shot that could eliminate the annual fall vaccination in favor of one every five years or 10 years, or maybe, eventually, a …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs – by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones – could be the next big thing to help …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 4:52 a.m.
More than 350 organizations, including leading U.S. medical, advocacy and professional organizations, have sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing their “unequivocal support for the safety of vaccines.”
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Nine people in Spokane County have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting the Spokane Regional Health District to offer a free vaccination clinic Jan. 11.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Two new Spokane residents have been diagnosed with mumps, bringing the number of confirmed cases countywide to four. Two Spokane residents between 10 and 19 were diagnosed last week, the …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a physician who was instrumental in an anti-polio drive in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police said Monday that Dr. Zaka …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Veterinarians this month confirmed 10 cases of West Nile fever in horses in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The medical director of the Spokane Public Schools announced plans to vaccinate Spokane children against whooping cough.
Tue., June 14, 2016
DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard on television about a possible new vaccine against HIV, Ebola and other terrible viruses. That sounds like very good news, or is it just hype? …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
Students in Spokane Public Schools will need two chickenpox vaccines by the first day of school this fall.
Fri., July 3, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune …
Tue., June 30, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a …