Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
Leon Farrant, a graphic design student at Purchase College, used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a striking infographic showing the impact vaccines have had on health in the U.S.
The newly diagnosed case of measles, a King County resident, was exposed to a contagious traveler at Sea-Tac Airport. Second case may have exposed others at the QFC at 4570 Klahanie Dr S, Issaquah and the Starbucks at 4566 Klahanie Dr SE, Issaquah.
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease caused by the measles virus. Because most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, the risk to the general public is low. But people who were at Sea-Tac Airport around the same time as the contagious traveler should be aware of their measles immunity status . . .
Immunization rates for Washington toddlers continue to improve with 75 percent of children ages 3 and under receiving the series of recommended vaccines in 2011 — up from 71 percent in 2010.
For the first time, Washington’s rate is above the national average, 74 percent.
Immunization rates among teens in Washington appear to be improving for some vaccines, while holding steady or dropping slightly for others.
For many children, August marks the end of summer vacation and the return to school. For parents, it’s a good time to make sure their children are up to date on vaccines—or shots—that prevent serious diseases.
Vaccination is especially important because we’re in the midst of a whooping cough epidemic. Nearly 3,300 cases of whooping cough have been reported so far this year – more than has been reported in Washington since the early 1940s.
The percentage of kindergarten students entering Washington schools without required immunizations dropped this school year to 4.5%, down from 6.0% for the 2010-2011 school year. Officials credit new rules making it more difficult to obtain exemptions
Davis will oversee PATH’s annual budget of $305 million, a staff of nearly 1,200, and a portfolio of projects based in PATH offices in 22 countries. He succeeds Dr. Christopher J. Elias, who left PATH to become president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
These pediatricians say they are worried about other patients in the waiting room, some of them too young to be immunized or with health problems that compromise their immune systems.
Getting an exemption is still possible but under a new law will require a visit to a health provider.
State’s child vaccination rates are one of the lowest in the nation with one in twenty kindergarteners being opted out of vaccines by parents — the highest vaccine exemption rate in the country.
Vaccinations aren’t just for kids any more: there’s battery of adult vaccinations should be part of your health care routine.
Children who have not been fully immunized have fallen ill in recent whooping cough and chickenpox outbreaks in the state.