For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness.
But for some people, the flu can lead to serious infections like pneumonia, hospitalization, and death
A Primer for Women’s Health: a 52-week series produced by the National Institute’s of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is offering free flu vaccination clinics on Saturday, November 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay.
In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide.
Last year, there were 223.
The state health department bought more than 754,000 doses of flu vaccine for kids through age 18. Kids can get the vaccine from their regular health care providers.
An unvaccinated child who contracted measles while traveling in Europe may have exposed others in Oregon and King County, public health officials warn.
Making the choice to vaccinate your child is vital for their health and well-being. Even so, getting shots can still be stressful for you and your little one. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can support your child before, during, and after shots.
Teens are not receiving recommended vaccinations of meningococcal, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis and human papillomavirus during doctor visits, researchers at UW and Seattle Children’s report
Local public health officials have confirmed measles infections in two siblings, an adult and a child, who were in several public locations in Kirkland, Seattle and on Mercer Island during the time that they were contagious
Last school year, 86.3% of local kindergarteners were up to date on their shots, higher than the state average of 85.6%.
Is your child up to date?
Vaccines required for school are available to children at no cost.
Last year, nearly 5,000 people came down with whooping cough in Washington State. The epidemic hit vulnerable infants hardest, sending more than 370 to the hospital. See what you can do to protect them.
A new consumer-friendly form is now available for making reports to MedWatch, the Food and Drug Administration’s on-line system for collecting information about serious problems with drugs, medical devices and other products.
While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
This week the FDA launches its Patient Network website through which the agency says it seeks to engage patients and consumers as partners, and encourage them to share ideas and concerns about the medical product development process.
It’s difficult to keep track of which vaccines you need and when you need them, but they are crucial to staying healthy and avoiding disease.
Many people think that they’re covered by their childhood vaccines, but it is possible that you never received some newer vaccinations or that your immunity has faded over time.
Prevent unnecessary illness by getting your [...]