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Immunizations

Why are so few kids getting the HPV vaccine?

WASHINGTON Ten years after the federal government approved the first vaccines to combat the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, nine years after those vaccines were recommended for all adolescent girls, and five years after they were recommended for all adolescent boys, less than half of girls...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Nation & World


Washington high school students to need chickenpox vaccine

OLYMPIA The Washington Department of Health is letting parents know that all students at public and private high schools must be vaccinated for chickenpox beginning this fall.

Date: 03/05/2016 | Northwest


Mount Vernon, Arlington hospitals merger gets formal approval

ARLINGTON — A proposal that calls for a Mount Vernon hospital to manage Cascade Valley Hospital has been endorsed by the Arlington hospital's board.The deal would mean that Cascade Valley Hospital would merge with Skagit Regional Health, said Clark Jones, Cascade's...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Local News


No flu for you

Docs say this year's vaccinations are more effective

Date: 10/13/2015 | Local News


The best whooping cough defense is a vaccine

We are continuing to see an explosion of whooping cough (pertussis) cases statewide. Here in Snohomish County, there have been 177 cases so far this year. To put that into perspective, there were only 23 cases in 2014 and 57 cases in 2013. Unfortunately, we are approaching epidemic levels last seen...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life


Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

LONDON — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study...

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World


Clallam County woman who died from measles was vaccinated

SEATTLE A woman killed by measles in Clallam County had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Northwest


Clallam County measles death is first in U.S. since 2003

SEATTLE Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest


Oregon dad urges meningococcal vaccinations following death of son

EUGENE, Ore. While half of University of Oregon undergraduates skipped the recommended vaccination against the deadly type B meningococcal disease, one Oregon father drove his son to Canada to get the vaccination last fall before he began attending Oregon State University.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest




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