A Kentucky student is suing his local health department after it barred students who aren’t immunized against the chickenpox from attending school and canceled extracurricular activities during an outbreak that has affected 32 people.
It’s a daily routine for pediatricians: Promise a lollipop or sticker to a 4-year-old child in return for giving them a shot. Then, watch as they melt down and their parents chase them around the clinic.
Experts who have studied vaccines and immunology acknowledge that many parents who don’t vaccinate their children are well-educated and also appear to be the victims of a widespread misinformation campaign.
Washington state’s governor, Jay Inslee, declared a state of emergency on Friday after officials confirmed there were 31 cases of measles.
The nasal spray flu vaccine, or FluMist, appeared to have reduced effectiveness in protecting against the flu compared with the traditional shot among children in past flu seasons, according to a new study.
You can save money to better your future financial health, but did you know you can also invest in your physical health? Everyday choices you make in your 20s, 30s and 40s — from what you eat, to the immunizations you receive — can impact your well-being now and down the road, and even help to prevent cancer.
“We should get vaccinated now. The best time is certainly before October 31,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Maryland students in kindergarten through fourth grade need two doses of the chickenpox vaccine. Also, students entering grades seven through 11 need Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.
The Maryland Department of Health announced Thursday that they have confirmed the first three cases of influenza for the 2017-2018 season.
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About four hundred students in Prince George\’s county will not be allowed to attend school starting Wednesday because they did not get the state-required
Adults are generally good about seeing that their children get the shots
they need for school. But grown-ups need certain vaccinations as well, and
many are skipping them.
It\’s back-to-school time and for many parents
sure their children\’s immunizations are up-to-
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