Stories tagged: vaccine
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
The flu forecast is cloudy and it’s too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said on Thursday …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Pinterest said it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search.
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Pinterest said Wednesday it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search.
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., March 20, 2019
People who are 50 and older can ask their health care providers or pharmacies about the newer shingles vaccine Shingrix, despite lingering supply delays. If you’ve had chicken pox, you …
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019
In a late-night session, the House approves proposal to remove personal and philosophical exemptions to children getting the measles vaccine from state law.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
Legislators’ choice on exemption for vaccines pits public health against personal choice.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
A century ago, as Spokane was welcoming a new year, it was also tallying the dead.
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
A woman’s death from the flu this week is the first in Spokane County this year, according to Spokane Regional Health District. She was in her 70s and had an …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration expanded its approval of the HPV vaccine to include men and women between 27 and 45, an effort to protect more people from several types …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
After advising the public to avoid the nasal-spray version of the flu vaccine for the past two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now giving it the …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
The vaccine, called Heplisav-B, was licensed for use in the U.S. in November and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Flu activity statewide remains elevated, according to the latest flu update from the state’s Department of Health.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Washington and Idaho are in the midst of what’s likely to be the worst flu season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
The federal panel that helps guide U.S. vaccination policy on Wednesday recommended the new shingles vaccine for use in adults 50 and older with normal immune systems.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
A new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles has been approved by U.S. regulators.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against …
Fri., June 2, 2017
Fifteen children died and dozens more fell ill after vaccination workers ignored basic hygiene procedures during South Sudan’s national measles vaccination campaign last month.
Wed., May 17, 2017
The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017
State health officials say the percentage of kindergarteners with the required vaccinations needed to start school remained steady at 85 percent.
Thu., May 4, 2017
The head of the World Health Organization is praising Guineans for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus.
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 …
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.
Tue., April 4, 2017
Children who were vaccinated in recent years significantly lowered their chances of dying from the flu, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fri., March 31, 2017
U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant …
Thu., March 30, 2017
The World Health Organization said it and partners have shipped 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to Brazil to help the country stamp out its worst outbreak in years.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Federal health officials are evaluating the benefit of an additional dose of the mumps vaccine because of the increasing number of mumps outbreaks since 2006. More than 5,000 cases of …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
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 …