Stories tagged: vaccines
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019
California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing “what appeared to be blood” onto the floor of the state Senate
Tue., June 18, 2019
California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday.
Thu., June 13, 2019
When Jessica Biel suddenly appeared on Twitter this week with opponents of vaccination legislation at the California Capitol, it ignited a social media storm over whether the actress, wife of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019
Spokane Regional Health District officials confirmed three cases of hepatitis A in Spokane County.
UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019
As states debate making it tougher for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons, federal data shows children using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019
Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending …
Wed., April 24, 2019
Updates with committee vote, adds senator’s comment, edits to conform. Links additional photos, deletes file photo. With AP Photos. California lawmakers are advancing tougher rules for vaccinations despite hearing hours …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019
U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.
Thu., April 18, 2019
An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night.
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. …
Tue., March 5, 2019
An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 – and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Recent measles outbreaks in states such as Washington, New York and New Jersey have cast a spotlight on a group of Americans who receive exemptions from immunizing their children on …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
A small but increasing number of children in the United States are not getting some or all of their recommended vaccinations. The percentage of children under 2 years old who …
Fri., July 27, 2018
Soaring sales of cancer drugs, vaccines and veterinary medicines drove Merck & Co.’s 5 percent jump in second-quarter revenue and the company lifted its outlook for the year.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
New Age liberals may have been unfairly blamed for the current wave of anti-vaccine sentiment, according to a new study from the University of Idaho.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Labs around the country are hunting for a super-shot that could eliminate the annual fall vaccination in favor of one every five years or 10 years, or maybe, eventually, a …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017
Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs – by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones – could be the next big thing to help …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
More than 350 organizations, including leading U.S. medical, advocacy and professional organizations, have sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing their “unequivocal support for the safety of vaccines.”
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
Nine people in Spokane County have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting the Spokane Regional Health District to offer a free vaccination clinic Jan. 11.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
Two new Spokane residents have been diagnosed with mumps, bringing the number of confirmed cases countywide to four. Two Spokane residents between 10 and 19 were diagnosed last week, the …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a physician who was instrumental in an anti-polio drive in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police said Monday that Dr. Zaka …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Veterinarians this month confirmed 10 cases of West Nile fever in horses in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The medical director of the Spokane Public Schools announced plans to vaccinate Spokane children against whooping cough.
Tue., June 14, 2016
DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard on television about a possible new vaccine against HIV, Ebola and other terrible viruses. That sounds like very good news, or is it just hype? …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
Students in Spokane Public Schools will need two chickenpox vaccines by the first day of school this fall.
Fri., July 3, 2015
A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune …