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2 hrs ago |

Vaccination forum weighs facts and myths

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan has the fourth highest non-medical exemption rate for immunizations, with only 5.3 percent of parents choosing not to get their kids immunized. "Parents are scared ," explained Juliette Goodwin, Tri County's President .


Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Family, Kids

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

An Ebola vaccine was given to 10 volunteers, and there are a no red flagsa yet

The Clinical Center Building, where the testing on humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus has begun, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The first human trial of an Ebola virus has so far produced no adverse effects, according to a National Institutes of Health official.


Related Topix: Health, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Bethesda, MD, Infectious Diseases, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News

11 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Arundel officials seek extension of immunization deadline

With more than 700 students failing to show proof of vaccinations required for the new school year as of Monday, Anne Arundel County school officials say they'll apply this week for an extension of a state deadline for required immunizations. The Maryland State Department of Education is implementing new guidelines that require students entering kindergarten and seventh grade to prove that their vaccinations are up to date.


Related Topix: Health, Anne Arundel County, MD, Chickenpox, Baltimore County, MD, Harford County, MD

15 hrs ago |

Free rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats in Annadale this weekend

Free rabies vaccinations to dogs and cats will be offered in Annadale this Saturday at the Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In New York City, rabies is commonly found in bats, raccoons and sometimes rats. Earlier this month, the city vaccinated raccoons in parts of Brooklyn and Queens using a bait carrying the oral rabies vaccine.


Related Topix: Health, Dogs, Pets, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Staten-Island, NY

19 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Price Chopper pharmacies announce availability of flu vaccines

With flu season right around the corner and school activities kicking off, now is the time to protect yourself from this year's flu strain. All Price Chopper Pharmacies are now carrying the flu vaccine and Price Chopper's pharmacists can administer it -- with no appointment necessary -- for anyone over the age of 19. "This is the time that people should be looking to get the flu vaccination, not after flu activity peaks and you are at a high risk to get it," said Kathy Bryant, Price Chopper's vice president of pharmacy.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mon Sep 15, 2014

MoCo Schools Given More Time to Immunize Students

With nearly 500 students still not vaccinated as required by the state, Montgomery County Public Schools has applied for a 45-day waiver to allow seventh-graders time to get the vaccinations they need. "At this point we are continuing to work with families to ensure students get the immunizations they need.


Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Wales Guardian

Girls have been urged to have the HPV jab

Almost 90 lives could be saved every year if almost all teenage girls were given the HPV jab, experts have said. If 96% of girls decided to have the vaccine, which protects against the human papilloma virus, then 198 cervical cancer cases and 87 deaths could be prevented every year, according to researchers from GlaxoSmithKline .

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Related Topix: Health, Cervical Cancer, Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline

Medical Daily

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. Young children were 51 percent less likely to be diagnosed with pertussis - also known as whooping cough - when their parents had been immunized against the infection at least four weeks earlier, compared to children in homes where parents weren't immunized, researchers found.


Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

St. Cloud Times

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VA to offer flu-shot clinics Numer of clinics planned throughout the region Check out this story on The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is conducting clinics to give flu vaccinations to local veterans and their families. Flu shot clinics are planned for Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, in Building 96 of the St. Cloud VA Medical Center campus, according to a news release from the system.


Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Health

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Knox Co. Health Department offers flu vaccinations for schools

Knox Co. Health Department offers flu vaccinations for schools The Knox County Health Department kicked off its School Influenza Flu Mist Program on Monday.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza, Lake Worth, FL, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Measles at Seattle airport investigated

Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say. The King County Department of Public Health in Washington state is investigating "a confirmed case of measles infection" in a traveler who was at the airport while he or she was contagious.


Related Topix: Medicine, Conjunctivitis, Health, Autos

Business Journal

AstraZeneca recruits Dawson's Creek star for flu vaccine awareness campaign

Actor James Van Der Beek gets vaccinated with AstraZeneca's FluMist Quadrivalent, a needle-free influenza vaccine formulated as a spray. AstraZeneca is teaming up with actor James Van Der Beek on a new public awareness campaign unveiled Monday to educate people about the importance of annual flu vaccinations.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, AstraZeneca, Biotech, AstraZeneca Group, Healthcare Industry, Celebrities, James Van Der Beek

Medical News

Getting flu shot every autumn can lead to better health

Everyone knows that the best way to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. But a trip to your physician every autumn for the vaccination can help you avoid much more than the dreaded flu bug.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chickenpox

Medical News Today

How well the flu vaccine works affected by gut microbes

Annual flu epidemics cause millions of cases of severe illness and up to half a million deaths every year around the world, despite widespread vaccination programs. A study published by Cell Press in Immunity reveals that gut microbes play an important role in stimulating protective immune responses to the seasonal flu vaccine in mice, suggesting that differences in the composition of gut microbes in different populations may impact vaccine immunity.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Amanda Delgado got a flu shot two months ago, when she was about four months pregnant, on doctor's advice. Delgado, of Garfield, said she had never given flu shots much thought before but said it is advice she could not dismiss.


Related Topix: Garfield, NJ, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Influenza, Bergen County, NJ

Sun Sep 14, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

Adults 65 And Older Should Understand Flu-Related Risks And Their Vaccination Options

During the 2014-2015 flu season, it's important to remember that the single best way to prevent influenza is to get an annual vaccination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for everyone aged six months and older, with rare exception. As people age, the immune system weakens, even if they feel healthy and are active, which makes it harder to fight disease.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ugly Betty, Who's the Boss?, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Judith Light

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

VA Medical Center takes a shot at the flu

It's almost that time of the year again, where the weather cools down and the flu bug is crawling around. Flu shots will begin to be available tomorrow at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center.


Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO, Health, Medicine, Influenza

Wall Street Journal

Teens and the Sex-Care Gap

Talking to teenagers about sex is tough-so tough that many pediatricians appear to be avoiding the topic all together. Health experts recommend that teens receive regular care relating to their sexual health, including screening and vaccination for sexually transmitted infections, but studies show that few pediatricians offer these services regularly.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Education Etc.


P.A.A.C. Offered Free Rabies Vaccines and Microchips

People Assisting Animal Control had a busy morning today giving away free rabies vaccinations and microchips to pets. This all took place at the new PAAC clinic off of Ayers near Holly.


Related Topix: Health

Express India

Centre assures all-out health care assistance to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan during a visit to Jammu and Poonch to oversee relief operations. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said all assistance will be provided to the state health authorities to tackle any possible epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating floods.


Related Topix: India, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health