Stories tagged: vaccine
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Pinterest said it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search.
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
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, 3:01 p.m.
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, 5 p.m.
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, 10:36 p.m.
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, 6:57 p.m.
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, 8:32 p.m.
Legislators’ choice on exemption for vaccines pits public health against personal choice.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
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, 3:11 p.m.
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, 10:23 a.m.
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, 2:18 p.m.
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, 10:47 p.m.
Flu activity statewide remains elevated, according to the latest flu update from the state’s Department of Health.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
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, 5:36 p.m.
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, 9:25 a.m.
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, 5:18 p.m.
A new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles has been approved by U.S. regulators.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
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, 12:44 p.m.
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, 2 p.m.
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, 9:19 p.m.
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, 11:17 a.m.
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, 1:31 p.m.
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, 7 p.m.
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, 9:22 a.m.
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, 1:43 p.m.
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, 11:19 a.m.
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, 6:05 a.m.
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, 1:19 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Officials say one of Washington state’s worst flu seasons appears to be subsiding. The Seattle Times reports that the Department of Health says influenza had killed 207 people in the …