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A Pierce County child under 5 years old died this past weekend from flu-related complications. The child had underlying health concerns that increased the child’s risk.
The child was previously healthy and died on December 15thin a Pierce County hospital. This is the first reported flu death in a child in King County 2009.
Scores of new vaccines are being developed.
Most mothers-to-be in the US – 65% – have not been vaccinated against the flu and whooping cough, putting their and their infants’ health at risk, CDC reports.
During the last flu season, 241 people in Washington died from the flu and its complications – many more were severely sickened and hospitalized.
One of the common myths that leads people to avoid the flu shot is that they think the shot will give them the flu. But that is simply not true.
To help you decide when, where, and how to get your flu shot, Public Health – Seattle & King County has compiled answers to some of your most common questions.
About 5% of Washington kindergartners had an exemption from immunizations for a medical, personal, or religious reason — 7% were “out of compliance.”
Washington no longer allows personal or philosophical exemptions to the requirement that students get theMMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
When a federal panel recently recommended an update to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidelines, it left a lot of uncertainty.
These two cases brings the total to nine measles cases in King County residents since the beginning of May.
Measles is worrisome to cancer patients because those receiving chemotherapy or recovering from a transplant may have weakened immunity.
To some degree, all states recognize that older children should have some autonomy in making health care decisions.