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2 hrs ago | UpNorthLive.com
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 .
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
11 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
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.
15 hrs ago | SILive.com
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.
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.
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 .
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.
VA to offer flu-shot clinics Numer of clinics planned throughout the region Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/va-offer-flu-shot-clinics/15684725/ 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.
Knox Co. Health Department offers flu vaccinations for schools The Knox County Health Department kicked off its School Influenza Flu Mist Program on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:31 pm
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