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  • School vaccination time

     
    If your kids aren't caught up on school vaccinations, it's time to make that appointment. Pennsylvania adopted new vaccination regulations last year. Don't be put off by rumors that vaccinations cause autism. Your child will be worse off without the...
  • State helping at child immunization deadline

     
    Parents that have, for whatever reason, put off getting their school-age children to the doctor for the mandatory immunizations are getting a last-minute chance to catch up from the state Department of Health. The state will open health centers the week...
  • Editorial: A shot in the arm

    It's very easy to be critical of government, to break out the cliches like "doing badly that which need not be done at all," and "I'm from the government; I'm here to help," but there are a number of necessary things that government does, does well and...
  • Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults

    Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults
    Virginia's health department wants all adults to be vaccinated against pertussis, or "whooping cough." Though outbreaks of the respiratory tract infection have been stable in Eastern Virginia, cases have doubled statewide in the past few years. "Locally,...
  • More than 1,000 whooping cough cases in Washington; epidemic continues

    More than 1,000 whooping cough cases in Washington; epidemic continues
    The number of people with whooping cough in Washington state has reached epidemic levels, health officials said. Since the start of 2012, 1,008 cases of the ailment have been reported as of April 21. This number is up drastically from the 94 cases...
  • LAUSD Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccines to Students

    LAUSD Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccines to Students
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District is offering free whooping cough vaccines to students ahead of the start of the new school year. The vaccine, also called Tdap, is required for all students starting in seventh grade for...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
  • Grace Period for School Immunizations Extended by Two Weeks

    Grace Period for School Immunizations Extended by Two Weeks
         The Pennsylvania Department of Health is giving parents more time to bring their children's school vaccinations up todate.  Late Friday afternoon the Department extended by two weeks the grace period  to comply with new school immunization...
  • Immunization deadline passes for Dallastown School District, 12 kept out of school

    Immunization deadline passes for Dallastown School District, 12 kept out of school
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday they are extending the window for students to comply with a new school immunization law for two weeks. The health department implemented new immunization standards at the beginning of the 2011-2012...