The CDC has furloughed more than half its staff as a result of the federal shutdown. That worries states that depend on CDC funding and help, particularly as the flu season begins.
Immunization rates for Washington teens improved for some vaccines, while holding steady for others, according to a new national study.
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%.
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Local public health officials have learned of a confirmed case of measles in a contagious traveler who arrived at Sea-Tac airport on July 4, 2013. Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease caused by the measles virus.
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.