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Cancer prevention: Upping the HPV vaccine message

Available since 2006, the HPV vaccine is being encouraged more strongly in 2018 by medical experts because of its link to cancer prevention. In July, the American Cancer Society launched …


Shore up ailing public health budgets

Treatment, facilities, equipment and workers represent a mountain of health care cash. Meanwhile, disease prevention is an eroding foothill.


One thing Congress agrees on: Vaccines work

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are stressing the need to highlight benefits of vaccines amid reports of local outbreaks of infectious diseases. “The science is clear: FDA-licensed vaccines are proven …


More than 2,000 SPS students have immunization waiver

There are 2,572 Spokane Public School students with a waiver for one or more immunizations, according to district spokesman Kevin Morrison.


National immunization advocates to speak Thursday in Coeur d’Alene

Two nationally known advocates for childhood immunizations will give a free talk in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday.


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 …


Spokane high school students due for chickenpox vaccination

New state rules are requiring all children grades 9-12 to have two chickenpox vaccinations. In Spokane, that means roughly 8,000 high schoolers are due for their second dose of the …


California Legislature passes strict school immunization bill

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 …


Spokane Public Schools gets tough on vaccinations

Kids showing up at Spokane public schools on Monday without proof that they’ve had required immunizations or a signed waiver will be pulled out of classrooms. This is the first …


Whooping cough cases decline in Pacific Northwest

Whooping cough is on the decline in the Pacific Northwest, with some health officials attributing the drop to immunization efforts. By mid-July, there were 419 cases of whooping cough, or …


CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on …


US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected …


Panel: Pregnant women, get whooping cough shot

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


This year’s flu vaccine guards against new strains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time to get your flu vaccine. And remember: Last year’s shot won’t protect you this year. Federal health authorities said Thursday that this year’s vaccine contains protection …


Whooping cough vaccine loses punch too fast

NEW YORK (AP) — As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that …


Early test suggests dengue vaccine possible

LONDON (AP) — Results from an early test of a dengue vaccine suggest it isn’t ideal, but scientists say the study is still encouraging news in the global fight against …


AP Exclusive: Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated …


Region tops state averages for opting out of vaccinations

North Idaho and Eastern Washington share a grim distinction: Both have far higher rates of parents choosing not to immunize their children against childhood disease than either Idaho or Washington …


Education Notes: Fall vaccination clinics offered

Parents still have three more opportunities to get their children vaccinated for the flu, whooping cough, chicken pox and measles. A preventative shot not only protects the child, but other …


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 …


Education Notes: Dads, sons will exhibit art

Dads and their sons will share their artistic talent in a “Father and Son Art Exhibit” hosted by Discovery School, 323 S. Grant St. in downtown Spokane. The event will …


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 …


State lags in most teen immunizations

The Washington state Department of Health on Thursday released survey numbers regarding teen immunization rates. This is the first time state-by-state data has been available from the National Immunization Survey, …