Stories tagged: vaccination
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed more than 50 pertussis cases, called “whooping cough,” in the Spokane area, impacting predominantly school-aged children with cases reported in nearly every school district.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system’s memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Families with children who have personal or philosophical exemptions to the MMR vaccination will have to vaccinate their children or get a different exemption before school starts this fall. But …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
The Spokane Regional Health District is partnering with local community organizations to provide vaccinations against hepatitis A and B in the midst of a state-declared outbreak of hepatitis A last …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
The Spokesman-Review asked health experts about any strategies to prevent a measles outbreaks, including for travel or if people can’t remember having the vaccine. Just four months into 2019, the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
House gives final passage to an end to the personal exemption for the measles vaccine.
Tue., April 23, 2019
Vaccines prevent disease, decrease suffering and bad outcomes. Severe vaccine reactions, while being uncomfortable and even a bit scary, are rare and do not usually lead to long-term problems like …
Sun., April 21, 2019
The bill to limit exemptions for the measles vaccination was thought to be dead Wednesday night, but came back to life.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019
New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019
U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
Senate panel approves ending personal exemptions for parents who don’t want their children to have measles vaccination.
Wed., March 27, 2019
More than 2,000 students and staffers at Temple University took advantage of free vaccine booster shots Wednesday as the number of mumps cases at the school topped 100.
Fri., March 22, 2019
Local health officials emphasize risk of chickenpox after Kentucky governor shares story of intentionally infecting his children
Kim Thorburn, former health officer and Spokane Regional Health District director, said she was saddened but not surprised to hear Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announce he took his nine children …
Sun., March 17, 2019
As the Washington Legislature considers tightening up vaccine requirements for kids entering public schools, anti-vaxxer opponents have taken up the argument that it’s a simple question of parental choice.
Sat., March 9, 2019
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. …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
Anti-vaxxers are spreading conspiracy theories on Facebook, and the company is struggling to stop them
As a disturbing number of measles outbreaks crop up around the United States, Facebook is facing challenges combating widespread misinformation about vaccinations on its platform, which has become a haven …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018
Local pharmacists institute wait lists for shingles vaccine as manufacturer struggles to meet demand.
Mon., June 25, 2018
The results of a study recently published in the journal PLOS Medicine found that only Oregon has a higher number of parents choosing to opt out of vaccinating their children …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
A Spokane Daily Chronicle headline said, “Vaccination! It’s Getting to Be Quite the Thing.” Fourteen people showed up at the city health office to get a smallpox vaccination.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
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
A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Officials disagree with a federal report which says Oregon has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
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
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
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
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.