Stories tagged: vaccinations
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
By late last week, more than 900 students in Spokane Public Schools lacked the necessary immunizations. The deadline was Monday, when 323 were turned away.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
The Idaho Panhandle has some of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the country,
Mon., May 13, 2019
U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years.
Sun., April 14, 2019
If we are to have a healthy community, we need to acknowledge the interdependence of all, not the independence of some.
Sun., April 14, 2019
It is self-evident that a child’s parent (primary care giver) is in the best position to observe their child’s behavior and make informed decisions for their health.
Mon., March 11, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206 measles cases were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of this year, the highest year-to-date number …
Sun., March 10, 2019
As physician leaders representing the Washington State Medical Association, we are writing today to voice our strong support of Senate Bill 5841 and House Bill 1638, which would strengthen our …
Sun., March 10, 2019
When politicians give legitimacy to dangerous and disproven scientific theories – as both Rand Paul and President Trump have done on vaccinations – they are encouraging a lower level of …
Tue., March 5, 2019
The latest evidence unequivocally denying any link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella – a two-dose course that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Senate bill to remove personal exemptions for all childhood vaccinations receives committee approval.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Some areas of Washington state are experiencing a measles outbreak and it has put brighter lights on vaccination rates. In the cases of children who aren’t vaccinated, the focus is …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
No measles cases have been confirmed in Spokane County as Washington’s statewide number hits 34, but the threat is growing and vaccinations are urged, health officials said. The number of …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
FLORENCE, Italy – It was here in 1614 that Tommaso Caccini preached a sermon in the church of Santa Maria Novella denouncing Galileo and other scientists who held the heretical …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
Drop in adult flu vaccinations was likely a factor in last season’s record-breaking deaths, illnesses
Fewer than four out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason why the 2017-2018 season …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Brazil’s health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018
The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo’s latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said …
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018
National study shows Idaho counties, Spokane among top ‘hotspots’ for children at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases
Public health officials have long known that the United States has pockets of vulnerability where the risk of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases is higher because parents opt out of getting their …
Mon., May 7, 2018
In recent years, Idaho has been a leader in vaccination exemption rates, but not in a good way, according to health professionals. The exemption rate, referring to students whose parents …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
An Idaho Senate panel has narrowly agreed to introduce legislation allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children with a simple letter rather than using a state form.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
In a rare move, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended, by an 8-to-7 vote, that the new Shingrix vaccine be preferred over the existing Zostavax vaccine because it …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
Most people who catch the mumps will recover completely 10 days to a few weeks after they fall ill. This may make you wonder what the big deal is about …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
Health officials are urging people across the state to make sure they’re vaccinated against mumps as the state is in the midst of two outbreaks of the contagious disease.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
Two nationally known advocates for childhood immunizations will give a free talk in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
This year’s flu vaccine for children will probably have to come in the form of a shot, not those two little puffs up the nose.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
School districts have recently cracked down on vaccinations, and while they can’t compel parents to take their kids in for shots, they have been more assertive about requesting up-to-date records.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016
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 …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Last year, nearly 13,000 kindergartners in Washington did not have all the required immunizations to start school. This means that several thousand kindergartners are without the protection that vaccines provide
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Health officials in Kitsap County are urging flu shots and other prevention strategies after a child died of complications from the flu.