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National Health News, Newsroom Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

e United States as of Feb. 21, the CDC has confirmed 159 cases so far this year in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. That compares to 372 cases last year. Here’s what you should know.

3/6/19 at 12:56 pm     505      , ,     Boston Globe
National Health News, Newsroom Now’s the time to get your kids the flu vaccine

Now’s the time to get your kids the flu vaccine

s only October, but we already have the first confirmed pediatric flu death of the season in the United States. Florida health officials announced that an unvaccinated child died between September 30 and October 6 of influenza B, which is generally the less-deadly virus of the four types of influenza in circulation.

10/18/18 at 1:07 pm     476      , , ,     Popular Science
National Health News, Newsroom All Your Back-to-School Vaccination Questions Answered

All Your Back-to-School Vaccination Questions Answered

preschool to college, here’s answers to the most commonly asked questions about necessary vaccines that should be on every parent’s back-to-school list.

8/16/18 at 1:28 pm     357          Healthline.com
National Health News, Newsroom 4 Common Myths about Vaccines

4 Common Myths about Vaccines

the years, vaccinations that help protect children from infectious diseases such as measles and mumps have saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States and prevented millions of hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But it can be tough to know what’s true and what’s not. Can vaccines […]

11/22/17 at 12:34 pm     682          Washington Post
Department News and Updates Barnstable County Offers Immunization Program

Barnstable County Offers Immunization Program

enters for Disease Control (CDC) states vaccines are one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century, second only to clean water. That’s why Barnstable County Public Health Nurse Deirdre Arvidson, BSN is a strong proponent of immunization. She directs the Public Immunization Program delivered by the Barnstable County Department of Health […]

6/16/17 at 11:23 am     1674     
National Health News, Newsroom Concerned about Vaccine Safety? Here are the Facts.

Concerned about Vaccine Safety? Here are the Facts.

ling child, a needle-wielding doctor — what parent wouldn’t feel a twinge, at least for one heart-stopping moment, and wonder whether a shot is truly necessary at this moment? Every year, vaccines prevent 6 million deaths worldwide, and numerous scientific studies have proven vaccines safe. Still, many parents have lingering worries about vaccines and […]

1/12/17 at 4:05 pm     2066          CNN
National Health News Many US Measles Cases Are in People Who Refuse Vaccines

Many US Measles Cases Are in People Who Refuse Vaccines

U.S. measles cases occur in children whose parents refuse vaccines for religious or philosophical reasons, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed 18 previous studies of measles in the U.S. and found that about 1,400 measles cases occurred in the United States from 2000 to 2015. More than half of these cases (57 percent) occurred […]

3/15/16 at 5:31 pm     1742      ,     livescience
National Health News Anti-vaccine trend has parents shunning newborns’ vitamin shot

Anti-vaccine trend has parents shunning newborns’ vitamin shot

the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborns to prevent internal bleeding. The consequences of that choice can be severe, pediatric specialists say. Infants can quickly become […]

7/7/15 at 10:27 am     1119      , ,     Medical Xpress