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State immunization rates up

State immunization rates up

Immunization Survey Shows Washington’s Kids are Better Protected From the Washington State Department of Health According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s annual National Immunization Survey shows Washington is better than the national average for most childhood vaccines. The state recorded increased rates over last year for nine out of 10 […]

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
The ads say ‘Get your flu shot today,’ but it might be wiser to wait

The ads say ‘Get your flu shot today,’ but it might be wiser to wait

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot. Convenience is touted. So are incentives: CVS offers a 20-percent-off shopping pass for everyone who gets a shot, while Walgreens donates toward international vaccination efforts. The start of flu season is still weeks — if not […]

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
HPV vaccination rate rises for teens especially boys

HPV vaccination rate rises for teens especially boys

By Michael Ollove Stateline The share of teenage boys getting the vaccine to prevent the cancer-causing human papillomavirus climbed significantly last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccination rate among girls rose as well, but not as steeply. The CDC report says that 28.1 percent of boys between ages 13 […]

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
US begins Zika vaccine testing

US begins Zika vaccine testing

From the National Institutes of Health NIH begins testing investigational Zika vaccine in humans The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a clinical trial of a vaccine candidate intended to prevent Zika virus infection. The early-stage study will evaluate the experimental vaccine’s safety and […]

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Time for back-to-school immunizations

Time for back-to-school immunizations

The Washington State Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their kids’ immunizations are up-to-date before heading back to school this fall. “Summer is a busy time, and immunizations are often overlooked. Vaccines are critical protection for our children and help keep other kids around them safe from many diseases such as whooping […]

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vaccines are not just for kids

Vaccines are not just for kids

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News The word “immunization” has long evoked images of nervous children wincing as they get injections to protect them from measles, mumps and other diseases. Now California’s doctors are turning their attention to adults, who haven’t been as diligent about getting their own shots. We recently spoke to Dr. Ruth […]

July 16, 2016 | By | Reply More